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For all things Meta



Since Zuck can't create on his own, he and his team stole the idea for Meta from the 1992 book "Snow Crash" by Neal Stephenson. 
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The book presents the Sumerian language as the firmware programming language for the brainstem, which is supposedly functioning as the BIOS for the human brain. According to characters in the book, the goddess Asherah is the personification of a linguistic virus, similar to a computer virus. The god Enki created a counter-program, which he called a nam-shub, that caused all of humanity to speak different languages as a protection against Asherah (a re-interpretation of the ancient Near Eastern story of the Tower of Babel).
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From Mr. Stephenson:

Since there seems to be growing confusion on this: I have nothing to do with anything that FB is up to involving the Metaverse, other than the obvious fact that they're using a term I coined in Snow Crash. There has been zero communication between me and FB & no biz relationship.
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Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison -- a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cyber-sensibility to bring us the gigantic thriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Inc., but in the Metaverse he's a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that's striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Snow Crash is a mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous... you'll recognize it immediately.

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Your avatar can look any way you want it to, up to the limitations of your equipment. If you're ugly, you can make your avatar beautiful. If you've just gotten out of bed, your avatar can still be wearing beautiful clothes and professionally applied makeup. You can look like a gorilla or a dragon or a giant talking penis in the Metaverse. Spend five minutes walking down the Street and you will see all of these.
 

Hiro's avatar just looks like Hiro, with the difference that no matter what Hiro is wearing in Reality, his avatar always wears a black leather kimono. Most hacker types don't go in for garish avatars, because they know that it takes a lot more sophistication to render a realistic human face than a talking penis. Kind of the way people who really know clothing can appreciate the fine details that separate a cheap gray wool suit from an expensive hand-tailored gray wool suit.
 

You can't just materialize anywhere in the Metaverse, like Captain Kirk beaming down from on high. This would be confusing and irritating to the people around you. It would break the metaphor. Materializing out of nowhere (or vanishing back into Reality) is considered to be a private function best done in the confines of your own House. Most avatars nowadays are anatomically correct, and naked as a babe when they are first created, so in any case, you have to make yourself decent before you emerge onto the Street. Unless you're something intrinsically indecent and you don't care.
 

If you are some peon who does not own a House, for example, a person who is coming in from a public terminal, then you materialize in a Port. There are 256 Express Ports on the street, evenly spaced around its circumference at intervals of 256 kilometers. Each of these intervals is further subdivided 256 times with Local Ports, spaced exactly one kilometer apart (astute students of hacker semiotics will note the obsessive repetition of the number 256, which is 2^8 power—and even that 8 looks pretty juicy, dripping with 2^2 additional 2s). The Ports serve a function analogous to airports: This is where you drop into the Metaverse from somewhere else. Once you have materialized in a Port, you can walk down the Street or hop on the monorail or whatever.



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About The Name:


On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the new name for Facebook to mark its transition to what he calls “the metaverse.” The name, which is, perhaps unsurprisingly, Meta, doesn’t translate well. Unless that’s the point.

While the word, now applied to such narratively self-aware works as “Adaptation” and “Deadpool,” derives from the Greek prefix meaning “after” or beyond,” and indicates something that transcends the word it latches onto (think metaphysics), in Hebrew the word “Meta” is the feminine form of “is dead.”
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Or perhaps it relates to Atem. 
(Meta backwards)


Atum (/ɑ.tum/, Egyptian: jtm(w) or tm(w), reconstructed [jaˈtaːmuw]; Coptic ⲁⲧⲟⲩⲙ Atoum),[3][4] sometimes rendered as Atem or Tem, is an important deity in Egyptian mythology.

Atum's name is thought to be derived from the verb tm which means 'to complete' or 'to finish'. Thus, he has been interpreted as being the "complete one" and also the finisher of the world, which he returns to watery chaos at the end of the creative cycle. As creator he was seen as the underlying substance of the world, the deities and universe being made of his flesh or ka.

In the Heliopolitan creation myth, Atum was considered to be the first god, having created himself, sitting on a mound (benben) (or identified with the mound itself), from the primordial waters (Nu).

In the Old Kingdom, the Egyptians believed that Atum lifted the dead king's soul from his pyramid to the starry heavens.[8] He was also a solar deity, associated with the primary sun god Ra. Atum was linked specifically with the evening sun, while Ra or the closely linked god Khepri were connected with the sun at morning and midday.[13]

In the Book of the Dead, which was still current in the Graeco-Roman period, the sun god Atum is said to have ascended from chaos-waters with the appearance of a snake, the animal renewing itself every morning.[14][15][16]

Atum is the god of pre-existence and post-existence. 
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Atum (also known as Tem or Temu) was the first and most important Ancient Egyptian god to be worshiped in Iunu (Heliopolis, Lower Egypt), although in later times Ra rose in importance in the city, and eclipsed him to some extent. He was the main deity of Per-Tem (“house of Atum”) in Pithom in the eastern Delta.

Although he was at his most popular in the Old Kingdom in Lower Egypt, he is often closely associated with the Pharaoh all over Egypt. During the New Kingdom, Atum and the Theban god Montu (Montju) are depicted with the king in the Temple of Amun at Karnak. In the Late Period, amulets of lizards were worn as a token of the god.

Atum was the creator god in the Heliopolitan Ennead. The earliest record of Atum is the Pyramid Texts (inscribed in some of the Pyramids of the Pharaohs of dynasty five and six) and the Coffin Texts (created soon after for the tombs of nobles).

Atum with Amenemhat IV

In the beginning there was nothing (Nun). A mound of earth rose from Nun and upon it Atum created himself. He spat Shu (air) and Tefnut (moisture) from his mouth. Atum’s two offspring became separated from him and lost in the dark nothingness, so Atum sent his “Eye” to look for them (a precursor to the “Eye of Ra”, an epithet given to many deities at different times). When they were found, he named Shu as “life” and Tefnut as “order” and entwined them together.

Atum became tired and wanted a place to rest, so he kissed his daughter Tefnut, and created the first mound (Iunu) to rise from the waters of Nun. Shu and Tefnut gave birth to the earth (Geb) and the sky (Nut) who in turn give birth to Osiris, Isis, Set, Nephthys and Horus the elder.
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Have you seen all the news stories on bridges lately?  Remember Biden's quote on the portal bridge?  The news played it off as a mistake... but was it? 

"Time is money. As one computer said, if you’re on the train and they say portal bridge you know you better make other plans." - Joe Biden

look....

In Snow Crash, the main story arc is about a computer virus that bridges into the real world, killing users that contract it in the Metaverse. Interesting correlation with "Cyber Pandemic" eh? You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login
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Facebook’s Meta mission was laid out in a 2018 paper declaring ‘The Metaverse is ours to lose’

In 2018, an Oculus executive named Jason Rubin wrote a 50-page document headlined “The Metaverse” that he sent to a Facebook board member and some top execs.

Zuckerberg told viewers that the company sees the metaverse, which will take five to 10 years to go mainstream, as the next frontier in technology — the place where people will live, work and play. His presentation came just days after the company announced in its earnings report that the Reality Labs hardware division will become its own financial reporting segment as of the fourth quarter.

The paper sent to Andreessen in 2018 now looks like the first draft of history. It imagined users floating through a digital universe of virtual ads, filled with virtual goods that people buy. There would be virtual people that they marry, while spending as little time as possible in the so-called “meatverse” — referring to the real world because humans are flesh and blood.  Rubin used the phrase “shock and awe” 12 times to describe the desired experience.

Within two decades, time spent in the metaverse could rival that of “TV in the 90′s and Facebook in recent years.” 

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More about Atem / Atum

(remember AASB, so the name Meta/ Atem being a relection of each other is a plausible theory because Atem lives in this realm, Meta lives in the black mirror world) 


Atum and the Egg


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Some stories hold that Atum, the god of brightness, first appeared as a shining egg which floated upon the waters. “I am Khepera at dawn, Ra at high noon and Tum, Atum, at eventide,” proclaimed the new god.

It was Atum who called everything else into existence. He brought forth a mound, which became the pyramid stone called the BenBen. Utterance 600 of the Pyramid Texts recalls that moment;

To say, O Atum-Khepri, When thou didst mount as a hill, and didst shine

as bnw of the ben in the temple of the Benu-bird in Heliopolis.
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The Egyptians believed that from these eight gods (of the Ogdoad) came a cosmic egg that contained the deity responsible for creating the rest of the world, including the primeval mound—the first land to arise out of the waters of pre-creation. In some versions of the myth, the egg was laid by a goose named “the Great Cackler,” while in other versions an ibis, the bird associated with the god Thoth, is responsible for the egg.
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A primeval goose is closely related to some ancient Egyptian gods. One of them is Gengen-Wer, a primeval Egyptian goose god who symbolizes a force of creative energy. Related to very ancient creation myths, this god is long forgotten by the Egyptians, but once, he was a famous and admired divine figure.

His manifestation of the power of creation was expressed by carrying the egg from all life emerged. The god's name originates from "honker" (gengen) and "great" (wer), so he is Gengen-Wer or also called "Cackler."

The goose was closely associated with the earth god Geb who was often called the "great cackler".

The goose was Geb's sacred animal and symbol, and in this form, Geb was the one who laid the first egg from which the sum emerged as the Benu bird, an ancient Egyptian deity linked with the sun, creation, and rebirth

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Now if we want to be super conspiracy type (and who doesn't want to be on a Friday?) we could look at his Big Green Egg BBQ and think it represented the mound of creation and everything in his BBQ video was all symbolism.

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And his Sweet Baby Rays

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Sweet Baby Re / Ra

OR

Sweet Babi Ra

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Babi, also Baba,[1][2] in ancient Egyptian religion, was the deification of the hamadryas baboon, one of the animals present in ancient Egypt. His name is usually translated as "bull of the baboons", roughly meaning "chief of the baboons"

Since baboons were considered to be the dead, Babi was viewed as a deity of the Underworld, the Duat. Baboons are extremely aggressive and omnivorous, and Babi was viewed as being very bloodthirsty, and living on entrails.[3][4] Consequently, he was viewed as devouring the souls of the sinful after they had been weighed against Maat (the concept of truth/order),[5] and was thus said to stand by a lake of fire, representing destruction.
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I missed your compilation ff. So many here benefit from it

Thanks Nick 😊😊😊

I don't have as much time as before to explain the connections in as many details.  My mind also races much of the time and I can connect more things than I have time to fully explain.  My mind is also faster than my fingers and I tend to leave typos or incomplete sentences or thoughts when I am in a hurry.  Since I still strive to perfection, all those factors contribute to stop me posting. 

It's easier to leave crumbs than crumbs and light the path.  There are times I can leave breadcrumbs only, if people want those. 

 

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