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Iceland’s mockery of Mark Zuckerberg is the best thing you’ll watch today

If lockdowns and closed borders have done anything, they’ve made many of us treasure real world experiences. So when Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Meta, Facebook’s new parent company last month, I was on the beach. 


In Zuckerberg’s video announcement he claimed the metaverse was a virtual world that would be "the successor to the mobile internet" and will feel like you're actually with other people. 


Here’s how Iceland responded. 



Part of a marketing campaign to promote Icelandic tourism, a Zuckerberg lookalike (why do the richest people get the worst haircuts?) sells "Icelandverse," as a place of "enhanced actual reality without silly looking headsets".


"Today I want to talk about a revolutionary approach on how to connect our world — without being super weird," the actor says.


From "skies you can see with your eyeballs" to water that is wet, if we were to choose destinations based on Olympic-level trolling, Iceland would be top of the list.


Even Zuckerberg called the joke 'amazing' and said he needed to visit soon.

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Published: 15 November 2021

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