Is the metaverse a dud?

I have paid about as much attention to the metaverse as I have to the price of Xbox games, which is to say, none at all. This is an interesting story about what is described as "a sandbox environment that allows users to buy and sell virtual real estate." Whoa! Be still my beating heart! Why just yesterday I was thinking, "I don't have enough to do in real life, so I'd like to go into a virtual world and pretend to buy and sell fake real estate."

Who came up with that idea? And the proof that it is, well, stupid, is that the article indicates only 38 "active users" bought and sold fake real estate in a 24 hour period. Aside from the fact that I have no idea who would pay to "play" that kind of game, and I use the word "play" somewhat ironically, how do you make money with an app like that? Virtual bill boards running ads in your virtual real estate world?

The future is stupid, and getting stupider.

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