Steve Bannon and Joe Allen continue their conversation on transhumanism and Big Tech in light of the announcement by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the company is rebranding itself as Meta. “This is a tectonic shift. It’s called the embodied internet, and it’s coming to your children,” Steve says in his introduction of Joe.
“They’ve been working on this technology for years. This is just simply a dream that Mark Zuckerberg and many other technologists have been harboring coming to fruition. And it;s not just Facebook. You’ve got Microsoft. You’ve got Google. You have Apple working on an augmented reality set that I think is called N-301. The way this is being positioned is that Mark Zuckerberg is creating the metaverse. Completely untrue. He’s simply staking his claim on a much broader trend. … What you are talking about is directly in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution concept of the merging of the biological, the digital and the physical worlds. The embodied Internet means you will no longer have a device that’s separate from you, that you will have various devices that are constantly tracking you and your neurological state.”