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Last week I was watching a video on YouTube (which I don't do too often these days). What struck me was the deluge of ads on the platform. Two unskippable ads at the beginning, two more a few minutes in, another near the end, then two more at the end.

This was annoying AF but one other thing stood out: Meta is aggressively advertising its 'near future metaverse' concept. In a 30-minute video, I saw no less than SIX ads for how normal people will do things in VR and how these virtual experiences will have a "real-world impact" according to Meta.

Of course, this is all bunk. There's a simple, unspoken reason Meta is going at this so damn hard.

Want to know what drives their insane push toward VR?

Take 5 minutes and learn their dirty little secret. It makes a LOT of sense.

Here's today's Random Factoid: You don't need to wait 24 hours to file a missing person report. Source

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