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Has America bet its future on fast food again?

Meta appoints DoorDash founder to the board shaping the metaverse

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg just shared the news that the latest member of the metaverse-bound company’s board is… fast-food founder, Tony Xu of DoorDash.

Xu might be a smart cookie, but companies like Meta rarely hire outside the fold unless they want to harvest specific knowledge, so we’re going to assume that fast food delivery is going to be part of its vision for the metaverse going forwards. And why not? It seems an obvious – if disappointingly low-brow – part of the equation…

Zuckerbot made the announcement on Facebook – where else? – where the responses have been… shall we say, less than complimentary.

His post reads, “I’m excited to share that Tony Xu is joining Meta’s board of directors. Tony is co-founder and CEO of DoorDash, and he has built a great service for millions of people to get food and more from hundreds of thousands of restaurants and small businesses. I’ve always thought it’s important to have great tech leaders on our board, and Tony has direct experience both running a tech company and solving complex challenges in commerce. I look forward to learning from Tony’s perspective as we build towards the metaverse.”

Bestiality and hard core porn

The replies include some favourable comments, as well as:

“I’d be more impressed if there were any people to complain to at Facebook instead of just “bots”. You’ve got actual bestiality and hard core XXXRATED porn being posted by bots in some innocuous groups and nothing is being found wrong with it by your bots investigating the bots.” Desirée Ross

“I look forward to be forgiven since my Account has been on warning stage since last year. Do I need to go to prison for me to be cleared?” Carol WaShe

While JOhn riffed on the standard fast food joint recruitment process saying:

“Absolutely Nobody :

META: we have new opportunities

Also META: No need to apply since we have all your details

Me: 😂🏃‍♂️”

Avatar pompadour

With Meta already being accused of breaching the children’s code, why not order up your fajitas to be delivered wherever you’re looking right now via your Stories glasses, while you sort your avatar pompadour? 

The metaverse could either be the best or the worst thing that humanity will achieve, but which way will the (fast food) cookie crumble?

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Steve is an award-winning editor and copywriter with more than 20 years’ experience specialising in consumer technology and video games. With a career spanning from the first PlayStation to the latest in VR, he's proud to be a lifelong gamer.

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