back to article Nvidia anoints itself a creator of the metaverse

Nvidia sees itself as a hardware overlord of the "metaverse" and dropped some hints about the operation of a parallel 3D universe in which our cartoon selves can work, play and interact. The chip biz has added new plumbing in Omniverse – an underlying hardware and software engine that acts as a planet core fusing together …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Roger F*****g Rabbit

    I want to post a pic.

    1. Chris G

      Re: Roger F*****g Rabbit

      Isn't that illegal?

      Aside from rogering rabbits, I have no wish to be constantly surveilled by my car, my house, my environment or even my wife.

      Also why do the avatars and surrounding have to be so cartoony, is reality going to be supplanted by a pixar universe?

      I really like the universe I am currently in, even with the problems and challenges it holds, in a metaverse I don't think they are going to go away, plus a metaverse is the perfect place to create and deliver personalised ads 24/7.

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Roger F*****g Rabbit

        I am sorry, but my secondlife avatar (one of them at least) is HOT as F..., realistic textures, mesh body. There is no reason for anyone to look like a half body or a cartoon.

        Now please mr nvidia release some video cards that can handle it. In my price range.

        Anon, because we are mean to each other. :D

  2. Anonymous Coward


    The metaverse / omniverse / adverterse brought to you because it's still (just about) possible to block ads on the web so we need something else.

    1. Chris G

      Re: Adverterse...

      I think you can get that down to its lowest common denominator; Adverse!

  3. Khaptain Silver badge

    "We're not telling people to replace what they do, we are enhancing what they do,

    Translation into actual language :

    We want to sell publicity space .

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pcgamer article sums it up pretty nicely why it is BS.

    Nice read for anyone interested.

  5. TimMaher Silver badge
    Big Brother


    Is the Matrix real?

    Why do I get a feeling of deja vu?

  6. Aristotles slow and dimwitted horse

    Not that I'm remotely interested...

    But surely if there is to be any "...verse", be that either Meta or Omni or whatever - they should all be working together to make a single all encompassing one, rather than what will be several, all competing with each other to harvest up as much of your user data and ad revenue as possible.

    No doubt the other usual suspects will be jumping on this bandwagon very soon. And also no doubt they'll all be trumpeting how clever they are when v2.8 will finally allow you to communicate with the rest of your friends who decided to use the "...verse" that you chose not to build your runaway from life profile in.

    And then no doubt when your "...verse" has failed suddenly due to some amateur-hour maintenance fuckup, you'll receive messages such as "sorry, we know how much you rely on our services to escape the misery of your real lives, but rest assured our premium priced cat avatars will be back soon."

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Not that I'm remotely interested...

      No power in the 'verse can stop me.

  7. Howard Sway Silver badge

    our cartoon selves could theoretically jump between universes created by different companies

    OK.... maybe I'm starting to get interested..... as long as my cartoon self can be a 500 metre high multi-tentacled alien mutant jellyfish and roam Meta-world at will, wreaking havoc upon every virtual street, then teleporting into another tech giant's 'verse before the Zuckerbots can arrive and stop me......... it'll be like Moron Tron.

  8. Anonymous Coward


    Just why?

    Did I mention why?

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Why?

      Replacing a CEO with a cartoon character has a lot of advantages

      Lower salary costs, no need for private jets, no embarrassment when they take a private jet to beg for bailouts / to promote being environmentally friendly.

      Greatly reduced incidence of sexual harassments (except Roger Rabbit)

      Reduced chance of racist outburst (except early tom+jerry)

      Less likely to do something stupid in public destroying the company (except W.E. Coyote)

  9. ecofeco Silver badge

    Do corporations...

    ...dream of electric sheep?

  10. Throatwarbler Mangrove Silver badge

    Science going wrong

    "You asked if you could. You never asked if you should."

    -- J. Goldblum

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