Image Credit: Inspired by Iceland
An Iceland tourism company, Inspired by Iceland, has released a now viral satire YouTube video which appears to mock Facebook/Meta founder Mark Zuckerberg.
“Chief Visionary Officer” Zack Mossbergsson is shown pitching the so-called Icelandverse in hilarious fashion.
The fake Icelandverse is said to allow users to experience “enhanced actual reality without silly looking headsets” within a “very natural setting” and is set to introduce a “not-so-new chapter in human connectivity.”
Mossbergsson is intentionally awkward throughout the entirety of the video and makes reference to many of Iceland’s beautiful natural features.
The video can be viewed below:
Zuckerberg has come under scrutiny in recent months, due to the timing of the recent Facebook name change to Meta and the announced Metaverse development.
Analysts are labelling the move to virtual reality a risky move and something out of a dystopian Black Mirror episode.
Though the Metaverse has its critics, the potential for the virtual world to lead to further technological innovation and cultural change cannot be ignored, whether positive or negative.