Friday, October 28, 2016

Social justice invades everything, including now VR development

I have been writing quite a lot about the modern social justice cult. I have also been writing quite a lot about how disappointing VR has been. It was only a matter of time before the two would meet, because social justice wants to invade everything.

Oculus announce $10m diversity pledge.

What does technology have to do with social justice and diversity? Who knows. But apparently to Oculus "diversity" is so important that they are going to invest a whopping 10 million dollars on it. In an unspecified manner, somehow.

Of course "diversity" (scare quotes intentional) in social justice vocabulary means the exact opposite of actual diversity, par for the course for such an Orwellian totalitarian ideology. The word, as used by them, doesn't mean what it means to everybody else. To them "diversity" means that only one opinion is allowed, only one political stance is allowed, diversity of opinions is not tolerated.

Technology and technological development is genderless, raceless, and completely neutral in all other such categories. It's just circuits, wires, metal, plastic and glass. The main focus of technology development is how to make those devices as efficient as possible, and as cheap as possible, for maximum benefit to the consumer.

Oculus could have spent those 10 million dollars to improve their VR headset, to make it cheaper, to benefit the consumer. But no. They are going to just throw it away, for absolutely no benefit to anybody (except the swindlers who will be getting that money for what amounts to zero work and zero beneficial products.) Which is doubly facepalmy given that the Oculus Rift isn't exactly a ginormous success (it has something like a 0.1% adoption rate among Steam users, the growth of this adoption rate having essentially stalled to a halt.) One would think that they would have much better use for those 10 million dollars, but apparently not.

For a long time I was of the opinion that it's a good thing that the Oculus Rift exists, and that it would be detrimental for the consumers if they were to fail and go bankrupt. After all, healthy competition is good for the consumers. Monopolies are bad for the consumers.

I have now changed my opinion: I wish they crash and go bankrupt. Just throw even more money away at "diversity" (whatever the heck that means to them) and sink. I don't care.

Needless to say, I highly doubt I will ever buy an Oculus Rift.

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