Meta Foiling with Kai Lenny and Mark Zuckerberg

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Swellnet Dispatch

I've got no idea where this has come from, but for sure, humanity is now doomed.

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JackStance Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 8:37am

we're fucked.

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thermalben Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 8:37am

Is this is Meta, then I'm out.

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Ben Harding Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 4:54pm

A small part of a very sick/disturbing idea. Have a go at this:

Good to see the comments reflect how insane this guy is. The sad thing is there are probably huge swathes of people that will buy into this.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 6:33pm

What the creators of these virtual worlds don't understand is that humans love to break games - to see what they can get away with with the physics engines. And they like to be shitty, and troll. I predict trolls will have a field day with this one.

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thermalben Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 6:43pm

Twenty years ago, my girlfriend at the time was right into The Sims.

I didn't get it then, and I really don't get it now.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 5:29pm

Thanx for vid Ben Harding ...the more things change the more they stay the same...
Pretty sure our Hologram has Asperger's Syndrome...
Recall 4 July ~ John Denver Hoverboard Vid ...it's likely a salute to Asperger's Syndrome!

Gay[f]ace dating app as in [f]acebook...Hook up for Gays.
[f]acebook fellowship...Mark, Sean, Cam, Chris, Dustin, Andy, Eduardo just saying...ya need clues?
https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.thecrimson.com/photos/2004/03/18/123540_1...
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=gayface

Just so you know...Mates & Musos that Zucker luvs so much in home vid are also labelled gay.
(Important) If you lack sexual appetite and or appeal then you're gonna avoid such > (gaydar!)
Asperger's Syndrome leads folk to 2nd guess their Nerdy Gay persona...coming out is twice as hellish!
Never ever ever gonna happen! Not on this Planet of Bullies!

Kinda like a unique Club of next level outcasts...many US presidents past & recent? (Spectrum), Hans Christian Anderson / Twain / Bernard Shaw / Lovecraft / Wolf / Darwin / Curie / Newton / Einstein / Bell / Hughes / Ford / Tesla / Franklin / Edison / Gates / Jobs / Musk / (Zucker) / Julian / Greta / Prince Charles / Beethoven / Bob Dylan / David Byrne / Gary Numan / Wacko Jacko / Barry Humphries / Robin Williams / Michael Palin / Woody Allen / Alfred Hitchkock / Warhol / Whiteley / Gogh / Michelangelo...all, off the planet trippers & many more...
https://blog.ongig.com/diversity-and-inclusion/famous-people-with-asperg...

Dude's Home Vid ( Above re: Ben Harding Comment...)
It's very personal...kinda like a coming out tour thru his world...
[1:00] Byrne? > Who's not that mystery man on the left > Library > Chalk Board IT Theory
[4:40] We see More book shelves now with Desk Top & Paperclip Jars & Pads (Over compensating)
Zucker has 1/2/3/4 Study Books + Jotter Pad & Pen...All closer to hand than his snazzy Meta ?
The need to show his abode as normal commands more attention than whatever Meta is..(Dunno!)

It's almost as if he wants to balance out his nerd traits...but can only fail at every attempt!
Kinda like Musk smashing his Car with the hammer...exactly like that! Off the fucking charts weird!
Sorry! Don't do normal!

{[( PANIC )]} Surfboard is Zuckerz #1 Companion (Central to Metaverse)
Every chance - Whoever shaped his Surfboard likely has Asperger's Syndrome or branded Gay!
Not sure if he blurs the Label but he knows it's important to send a message in a measured way!

Tony Attwood Quote: Surfer "Clay Marzo"
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/75/fb/16/75fb16d5c377eff92e31f9daf07be74e...

Zucker is branding #1 Surf #2 Read Books #3 Pen & Paper #4 Chalk Boards > Fuck all that IT shit.

We're into his actual " Library / Conservatory + old school Speakers"
[7:40] From the intro gallery ...there's our mystery man ....
See Showcase > Our World Famous #1 Cyborg "Costume" hovers alongside Spacesuit also in cartoon.
These are definitely his own props...no one else would dream up that shit!

[9:10] Left handed Zucker'z Lake Tahoe Pen & Paper Home Signature. (see: I'm very Normal)
Nope! No one does that shit... It's likely a Tribute Hitchcock Scene...he's thrown in!

Next is Project Nazare...is this guy attracted to Astronaut Surfers...
Again...more thick dusty books bullying the Metaverse Mobsterz ...(Trolling Amazon?)

Colour Blind Nerd Leftie flips his Asperger's Syndrome oddities as strengths >

Blue [f] is born from necessity to see it himself.
https://techwelkin.com/facebook-is-blue-because-mark-zuckerberg-is-color...
Hand written Home address is his Vid Signature
His Nerd outfit is pride of place in Hall of Fame
Chalk board Drawing is likely showing off his IT breakthru moment.

Society drives this crew into self isolation who then prove their worth to the world many times over!
Not saying that's true for all...but we can better understand this world of weirdness!
Guess he has every reason & right to hide any disability if it don't harm others...
We'll that was long the case...Witch Hunt is on...now he's #1 Killer of all things Apple Pie...

Now rewind the tone deaf Hoverboard Vid & you can clearly see what he's refusing to say!
"Our weird world is going very well thank you very much...no one ever forced anyone to Like it!"

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Ben Harding Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:48pm

"The need to show his abode as normal commands more attention than whatever Meta is"

Spot on TBB - Zuckerberg, Facebook, and now Meta, should reel it in...Real sour taste. While
watching I kept thinking of the movie The Fifth Element, and how we are hurtling towards that clusterf**k of a society at warpspeed. Although the movie was fun watching, Zuckerberg's intended "new reality" is all that is wrong in the world and a tad scary for the generations to come. Probably not like for like, but I wonder if society had the same feelings of resistance when the Industrial/Henry Ford era totally changed the economic and social outlook of the times. I never used to think about living off grid, not who I am at all, but I genuinely am having those thoughts and what that actually means. Off grid in Indo and trading index funds like a few punters on here seem a lot more up my alley than living off grid in the traditional sense. Anything to minimise my contact with these corporations (and governments for that matter).

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Johknee Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 10:13am

Old mate MZ left his zinc on from his foil surf earlier. True surf dog!

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Baron von Spatula Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 2:31pm

... these loons seem almost sane in comparison – almost!

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Eggman Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:00am

we are doomed.

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Ape Anonymous Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:04am

If only it was that bad... Origin of Metaverse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Crash
A fascist's dreamworld...

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Davesci Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:32pm

Yeah anyone who's read that, or Gibson or Marge Piercy (She, He & It is a cracker) will just shudder at Meta. Heck, Black Mirror couldn't come up with a creepier ad than this. And the scary thing is, it feels like this is an unironic attempt to make that reality happen.

"Oh hey Mark, I love what you've done with this ultra-privileged enclave for the haves! No, don't look over the razor wire walls."

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blackers Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:28am

Ha ha, Frogger for gen z and beyond.

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blindboy Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:39am

The real thing....well no foil but you know what I mean.

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Bungan33 Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 8:55am

The "real" thing.....photo tilted at 30% to make it look more intense.....fake news!!

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Spearman Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:52am

Fuck sake.
And people still use fb ....

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vladalotovodka Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:03am

Remind much of Russian proverb.

Man with small ball is friend with big ball man should use towel in sauna.

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Roadkill Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:10am

Surely the younger generation are not that stupid to think this is good? FB is struggling to engage younger and new signups.

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zenagain Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:10am

Zuckerburger was underscored on that tube.

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suchas Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:15am

Fuckin brilliant! Bring on the next pandemic- I’ll never have to leave home ever again!

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Roadkill Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:17am

Kai on the payroll?

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vladalotovodka Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 10:49am

Kai such friend is of big Csar never work again if smart.

Kelly much envy, so post big much on instagram how he solve world virus fear is with secret bone broth and know more than 99% doctor people and so not forgotted

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jasper99 Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 11:10am

Another reason to question all he stands for....

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Oceanbeach Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 11:15am

was that the real Zuckerberg at the end or a simulation?

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conrico Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 12:37pm

*shudders

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simsurf Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 12:50pm

tube city braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

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san Guine Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 2:54pm

Wow

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see.saw Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 4:34pm

Can’t get my head around it. The small percentage of hope I had of humans recovering is GONE

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PCS PeterPan Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 4:46pm

MEH !!!! I'm not quite sure what that is all about . All I do know is Facebook is now "META" as an attempt to monopolize a 3D virtual universe . If thats the case , they can have it .
And if anyone is getting stressed about "foilboarding" , IMO they look kinda kooky and only a select few will ever master it .
Am I way off the mark here people ??

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Balbero Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 4:54pm

The blind leading the blind.

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Thegrowingtrend.com Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 5:13pm

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wax-on-danielson Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 7:32pm

Sick vid

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tubeshooter Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 5:33pm

Speechless , except for .....that was 57 seconds of my life I won't get back. ffs

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dinnerdish Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 7:56pm

That Zuck needs a big dose of ayahuasca just to align his meta

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Spearman Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 8:56pm

Rebranding was needed.
The centralised beast vs the decentralised (decentraland).
A more detailed way to collect data on people’s behaviour, put them in a metaverse to run wild.

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velocityjohnno Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:01pm

If everyone on FB is in the metaverse, does the real surf get less crowded?

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crg Saturday, 30 Oct 2021 at 9:49pm

I didn’t understand one thing he was talking about.

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Optimist Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:06am

After watching that, I’m going to dig out my old flip phone today and charge it up so it’s ready to take me in the opposite direction to MR DATA and his world vision.

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lilas Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:26am

Come on everyone. Stop taking the bait. This greedy Fucker is just doing a "look the other way" moment to distract the debate from how insidious his social media empire currently is.
We don't give a shit about what you're "going to do" we just want you to stop what you are currently doing.
This was Trumps greatest power, the "look the other way" moments that kept everyone entertained but NOT discussing his current and past behavior.
Do not feed into this bullshit, do not even mention the name "M___" as all it does is feed the beast.
Every time someone uses that M word, you have helped his cause
So don't even use the word at all, unless you agree to help his cause.
....and Kai Lenny ...WTF. You suddenly lost all credibility mate.

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DaveM Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 10:42am

This is obviously some twisted S^%! substituting what the creator has already given us naturally for some phony copy...and Kai has no problem whoring himself out to the elites to push their evil agendas...alot like Kelly and the rest of the surfing community to a lesser degree...when will the madness end? I heard the creator son is returning to F#@^ S#%! up....

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pj kevo 68 Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 7:31am

well i know ill be surfing in cyber world when i cant paddle out anymore...

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MartinNow Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 7:59am

The ongoing disconnect from the natural world - where water, food, oxygen and yes, waves, come from.

Let them eat Meta

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flollo Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 9:27am

Just WOW! When you think it can't get worse...

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thermalben Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 12:32pm

It doesn't end at Foilboarding.

During Meta's discussions of upcoming VR and AR hardware, "Facebook teased a pair of AR glasses codenamed Nazaré."

https://mashable.com/article/meta-facebook-cambria-vr-nazare-ar-connect-...

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Roker Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 12:52pm

Our Principles:

Our principles are what we stand for. They are beliefs we hold deeply and make tradeoffs to pursue.

Build Connection and Community:

Our services help people connect, and when they’re at their best, they bring people closer together.

Have in interest in overthrowing democratically elected governments or ethnic cleansing? Here at Meta, our algorithm will connect you and bring you closer together.

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Huggy Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 2:40pm

slow, deep breath, exhale slowly, let it go

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braudulio Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 3:02pm

Think old mate Zuck watched Ready Player One a few too many times

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dean maddison Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 5:03pm

I tried to think of something to say, but nothing came except fuck Zuckerburg , he is not your friend.

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EasyRider Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 5:44pm

I think that everyone at Facebook is too afraid to tell ZukerBerger what a dud idea this is?

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Dave Drinkwater Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:20pm

The Metaverse will be huge and most will interact as business will adopt. FB will only be one provider, NFT's (Non Fungible Tokens), DAO's (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) and Digital tokens will be the norm in 10 years. Zucky Boy is just giving you a glimpse into the future, imagine telling you about a phone that is a small computer in 1985 or the internet is going to replace how we shop or when I was a grom in 1980 reading a black and white Tracks and someone said in the near future there will be a site on the internet called Swellnet were you post comments, watch vids and have the latest delivered to your screen straight after production. I'm sure you get the point and the other disruptive tech that is happening atm is Crypto and it will be the Greatest Trade that is available to the average human. Most people will just watch it all go by or you can get involved make some money so you can surf more.

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Roadkill Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 6:46am

Yep. The reality is far more than FB.

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Dave Drinkwater Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:11am

I agree Roadkill, Zucky is just swinging his balls around trying to let people know he is doin it first which is simply not true. In fact, FB is catching up and running behind schedule in the this space. Personally, decentralization should be embraced and moving away from centralised entities is my dream. Gov's, Banks are the biggest crims of the centralised world and they just can't be trusted anymore on a raft of reasons. The other beautiful thing if you don't want to engage you don't have to but being paid for content in my view will give rise to more meaningful engagement which in turn can solve outstanding problems.

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frog Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 12:27pm

I have produced the first VFT (Very Fungible Token). Much better than the very non-user-friendly NFT concept. They will be huge as they can be replicated infinitely and therefore have potential to grow to billions of copies over time completely dwarfing pissy little conceptually negative NFTs. Purchasers can potentially sell a billion copies and generate huge wealth. It is available on ebay for $1,000,000. No bids yet...

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batfink Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 4:23pm

Excitedly naive Dave. Some of that will come to pass, may come to pass, may not come to pass. Crypto as the great saviour, well that’s just a joke. If government and banks aren’t controlling it, the criminal milieu will. These things don’t ‘free’ people. Freedom comes from not signing up in the first place, not from signing up to a new master. As for making money from crypto, every dollar that someone has made is a dollar that someone else has lost.

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LMC Sunday, 7 Nov 2021 at 9:25am

Howdy Dave. Fellow CT trader, 4 years, mix of TA and FA. I’d be interested in getting in touch. It’s not often I come across fellow surfers in the space.

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Dave Drinkwater Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:25pm

I forgot to add that Swellnet will probably embrace the DAO and become tokonised.

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thermalben Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 7:36am

Eh?

Wikipedia wrote:

"A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), sometimes called a decentralized autonomous corporation (DAC), is an organization represented by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent, controlled by the organization members and not influenced by a central government. A DAO's financial transaction record and program rules are maintained on a blockchain. The precise legal status of this type of business organization is unclear."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decentralized_autonomous_organization

Or, maybe Swellnet won't embrace the DAO and become tokonised.

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Dave Drinkwater Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:01am

Early daze in the technology but I see DAO's in education for instance and community networks. It's pretty clear what swellnet stands for and doesn't but being rewarded for content by smart contracts in my view is the way to go. Community driven lets the space evolve and they get to choose direction under some guidelines of course while being paid. Organic growth and if it doesn't suit your type of tribe you can go elsewhere or contribute across DAO's through Interoperability . Swellcoin could become valuable as its is a great site but 2D imagairy and Vids will become a thing of the past. Instead of typing we could have this conversation as holograms in the metaverse. Community members might like to sit in the channel to watch Jaws or Chopes for instance or be front seat for any contest and surfers will embrace NFT's to improve their paycheck.. In my view it will make the surfing industry bigger, luv it or hate it I do believe its coming.

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thermalben Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:12am

"Instead of typing we could have this conversation as holograms in the metaverse."

So, I have to listen to Hutchy, VL, Blowin, Indo and blindboy go hammer and tongs whilst emulating Princess Leia?

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Dave Drinkwater Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:15am

Too funny mate, Freakin hilarious. Surfers will take this to the next level.

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seaslug Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:19am

OB1 for you Ben, do lightsabers work in the metaverse?

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Dicky Roberts Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 1:36pm

An illuminating and disturbing insight into the mind of thermalben, ;)

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velocityjohnno Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 11:10am

Dave, I reckon you and Roadkill are onto it and agree with this being the future and the opportunity of a lifetime. Everything is going to look completely different: but also note there will be the rise of individuals as their own company, so Ben may continue to own Swellnet - and many others will do so for themselves on top of the DAOs.

Otherwise, we might use the Swellnet DAO to vote that Craig and Ben deliver the forecast notes in hologram dressed in Jedi robes with lightsabers...

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Dave Drinkwater Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 12:22pm

Captain Velocity, absolutely too funny... Ben will continue hold the most tokens its his baby....Its just how online content will be delivered, Nias takeoff will still be the same and surfers are always looking to get back to the original soul of what it actually means to surf and this is an individual journey. Have fun with it, I'm not threatened by it and the only thing I am is centralisation. The 1% have got us where we are now with a few issues like Climate change, poverty, war etc......Doesn't have to be like this and once the majority have more say and power hopefully we can clean this shit up.

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batfink Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 4:31pm

Your concept of the future under these new overlords sounds suspiciously like anarcho-syndicalism there Dave, or at least a modified form of socialism. At least to that extent you are in line with Marx, who so far has got pretty much everything right about the inherent contradictions within capitalism.

Does anyone remember the futuristic cars and jet packs that were predicted we would all be driving in the 2000s? None of it came to pass.

My tip, every prediction about what these come too will not eventuate, and every thing you couldn’t possibly imagine now will be what comes to pass. Instead of a utopian existence in cyber-space, we could all end up in the most deplorable of totalitarian states. If you plug in, that is.

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Dave Drinkwater Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 10:17pm

Hey Batfink, I'm just having fun and opinions are free. Most are threatened by change but what does it mean in your life? You don't have to participate, I make a living from trading disruptive tech and get to surf more from it. I don't feel guilty as rowing upstream raises my stress levels. I hope you get all the organic barrels that you dream of.

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sjanserson Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 6:46pm

A sad cringe-fest right here. ZUCK wants our kids to strap on an Oculus and live in "his" artificial world and detach from the human experience. He sees human attention as a crop to be sewn and harvested. The guy can pump a foil in flat water with boat assist but can only exist in the ocean through a virtual experience. No thanks Mark.

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san Guine Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 7:54pm

Maybe we should just celebrate it as a tool to draw punters away from the actual ocean...

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Davesci Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 9:36pm

I just want to watch someone turn up at the beach thinking that they'll learn how to foil at 50mph and backflip over boats. What could go wrong?

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iamlegend Monday, 1 Nov 2021 at 8:59am

This will destroy humanity.

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dean maddison Tuesday, 2 Nov 2021 at 7:18pm

I just got home from work , put on Swellnet to catch up and there is zuckerburg and some Hawaiian dude selling their shit again. If their not paying you guys to advertise this crap , please move on to some surfing content.

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dean maddison Tuesday, 2 Nov 2021 at 7:34pm

Sorry for the outburst , tough day. I watched the Dane clip and im better now.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 2 Nov 2021 at 7:42pm

Im not on facebook, Ive just read the head lines and have no idea what any of this means...

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tango Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 10:48am

I can't believe such a knob like that has so much money and power. He makes ScoMo look appealing.

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batfink Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 4:39pm

I don’t think there is any doubt that MZ is on the spectrum, which could mean a lot of things. Don’t know how many realise this guy is deeply in the narcissistic/psychopath/sociopath triad.

Facebook needs to be a big player in the metaverse, if it becomes a bit of a thing, which is not a certainty. He needs to because FB is on a downhill slide. I’ve said many times that the world would operate just fine without any FB or FB- equivalent. It’s wholly unnecessary. The kids have worked it out, how long before the 30-50 year olds get it?

Metaverse, what a freaking wank. It’s major problem is that it grates entirely against the billions of years of evolution that brought us to the modern day human being. Think there will be no cost attached to that?

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amb Friday, 5 Nov 2021 at 1:41pm

amazing

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truebluebasher Tuesday, 9 Nov 2021 at 3:08am

[Disclaimer] Just so we don't get sued by Facebook....
+ on account tbb has more than likely said some equally weird shit about any of these Flip lid vidz!

Just saying that Crew Salute all that Asperger's Syndrome has gifted the World.

4th of July Coming Out Vid > Decyphering [ AS enigma Code ]

tbb is no master at this trickery but can unlock 3 Tributes in the 4th July Vid...(Possibly 4 if need be!)
Combined they tribute AS ...so the louder his tone deafness the more poignant the message...
The "Geeky stunt" is designed to fly overhead of us lesser "Mere Mortals".
Double meaning of the "prank" is to flip any repulsion to double back upon we, the heartless bullies.

The HD4 "Hydrofoil" is designed by (AS) Alexander Graham Bell from good ol' (USA)
https://www.boatblurb.com/post/the-forgotten-history-of-the-hydrofoil

AS unusually have the guts to often rework or butcher the The Stars & Stripes Flag (Usually Forbidden)
https://ctl.s6img.com/society6/img/-xr83NqEM2Vfz7HQC3rlwM0bzBk/w_1500/pr...
They do this because AS can't serve under The US Flag ( AS are not worthy for US Military!)

Zucker was "Showboating" The Flag like a Pro Marine's band leader..."How ya like "US" now!" Good'n'uff?
https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/army-investigates-recruiter-on-claim...

(AS) John Denver song Country Roads is on (AS) Playlist
Mostly as it made (AS) Mainstream.
Be like a surprise to all that John never wrote the song & the writer had never been to West Virginia
https://www.southernliving.com/culture/john-denver-country-roads
Pretty much allowed John to personalize the delivery to suit his view of world ...his signature!
Song is adopted by AS...mostly because it represents as near perfect popular normal AZ will ever get!
Pretty much invites all equally to have a crack & it means the world & that's better than perfect!
https://www.reddit.com/r/CountryMusic/comments/kvroca/take_me_home_count...


John Denver was also a finalist for "Ill fated Challenger Space Shuttle crew." Reckon his Time was Up?
(AS) John's NASA inspiration for Musk / Zucker'z Space Suit Display Case etc...

Just saying the 4th link may have been to tribute "Experimental Start -End Water Glide nature of said!"
Kinda like an Open/Closed AS Book...only coz we can see the huge effort indicates a bigger picture!
The dude overlooks the Lake all day, this allowed him to dream up his Super Geek Comic Book character.
We're supposed read Rebel with a Cause...but no one will ever fall for that & why should they!

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sypkan Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 12:34am

"...The further removed from reality we become, the more emotional numbness and distance we feel. The less interactive. The less human. The highs are lower and the lows are higher. Any form of prolonged escapism will do this, whether mind-altering drugs, television, gambling, pornography or, it would seem, the metaverse.

We saw a preview of this with the mental health crises that corresponded with the COVID-19 lockdowns — the reported cases of depression and anxiety have exploded as we isolated from each other, despite having technology at our fingertips.

Given how most individuals are already so addicted to our screens, imagine how much more addictive, and immersive, the metaverse will be when the senses are more fully engaged. The implications could mean more isolation, suicide, mental health distress, poor physical health — and the list goes on. 

Therefore, should not society, and public policy, favor reality? To favor reality does not mean going back to the days of the horse and buggy. It means we can favor guardrails against technologies that do not advance human freedom and flourishing but restrict or even suffocate it.

Technology is a tool and can be miraculous. But public policy should support technology that further enables real-world existence, not escapism. There may at times be a fine line between the two, but it is a line worth drawing. 

To the extent that the applications of the metaverse prove simply an escape from reality, society should oppose it. If it cannot be developed without spiraling the world into further detachment, then the metaverse should be altogether opposed. 

Some might say that the free market must prevail and guide technology forward. But freedom can exist only when grounded in reality and in truth. Who will shape the reality of the metaverse? Will it be a handful of tech oligarchs, overseeing a “land” of censorship and rank commercialism at the expense of meaningful discourse and dialogue?

Given the lack of guardrails to protect children from the harmful effects of social media, how much worse would the metaverse be?

Given the seeming imminence of the metaverse, policymakers would do well to consider these issues now, rather than waiting for them to arrive.

Congress could start by repealing the research and development tax credits undergirding the development of the metaverse. Then Congress should revise existing anti-trust law that allows large technology companies to continue to enjoy wide moats and near monopolies in their respective industries, fueling these grand visions for what could be a dystopian future.

Until adequate safeguards and oversight exist, I will stick with reality over the metaverse. Policymakers should, too."

https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/580437-the-metaverse-is-coming-so...