Kit was "left" in a hotel room
...and totally not intentionally left there as a PR stunt.
A video showcasing what appears to be Meta's upcoming VR headset has leaked online after the gizmo was apparently left in a hotel room. Video as Facebook sucks for links. pic.twitter.com/J07x5nCLkQ — Kevin Beaumont (@GossiTheDog) September 12, 2022 The unboxing video, posted on Facebook, reveals a clunky black headset …
it was deliberately not intented not to be a new and breakthrough PR stunt that was in no way unmeant not to be photographed and unuploaded to the totally unknown unsocial media that absolutely nobody has not heard of. That's how it didn't happen.
f..., why _did_ I waste 2 min of my _real_ life on this non-event...Alexa, what's wrong with me?!
I have to agree. Nobody would "forget" to take their top secret prototypes with them, and even if they did the person who "accidentally" found them would not make such a bland video.
I mean, I'd have put the headset on and pretended it worked : "Whoa! This is really shit! Really poor 3D graphics here, not much of interest........Oh look, a virtual storefront : hmmm all they're selling is yet more VR headsets ....... Here comes a giant 3D Mark Zuckerberg, he looks pretty angry..... Why are you naked Mark?........ Aaagh, lasers burning my eyes... can't see! can't see!"
Just had a thought about what possibly gives away all these "leaks" over the years for kit as being fake.
Way back when, during Star Trek Next Generation a crew member and his mate broke onto the set after filming for the day (they claim the fire door was left open so didn't technically break in) they were trying to make their own behind the scenes documentary. Instead they moved props about, broke the claim shell table in sick bay and delayed filming the next day, due to having moved props about. Then in 2007 after the tape had been passed around it was finally on YouTube. Eventually, at some point CBS or Paramount had it taken down & continued to do so every time it popped up.
So if these were really "leaks" you expect said companies to fire off loads of take down notices which they never do.
"My thought too. The improbabilities being far too high. Kit left in hotel room. Improbable. Someone other than cleaner gets access. Highly improbable. Said "someone" being a techie reporter. More chance of winning the lottery. Twice."
Maybe the chap just had a Heart of Gold?