Completely satisfied Winter XR Holidays 2022

Right here we’re… additionally this yr is coming to an finish. It began with us hoping for it to lastly be a great yr after two years of the pandemic, and it ended having a battle, usually unhealthy financial situations, nonetheless the pandemic, and different enormous issues. Even in XR, we noticed a stagnation of the market and a lower within the hype on the “meta-whatever”. What I’ve realized up to now 12 months is: by no means hope that subsequent yr can be a great one. So I actually hope the following yr can be very shitty, boring, and stuffed with issues. Perhaps the inverse psychology works with the gods of luck 😀

As for me, it has been a sophisticated yr, too… stuffed with fascinating alternatives but in addition complicated conditions to deal with. The final weeks have additionally been of arduous crunch, and you’ve got certainly seen that I’ve revealed only a few articles in December. I most likely ought to have anticipated it because it was the yr of the Tiger, and in response to the Chinese language zodiac when it’s your yr, it’s all the time a sophisticated yr (the Chinese language tried to warn me, however they communicate in Chinese language, in order that they had been arduous for me to grasp). However anyway, I survived, and I’m nonetheless right here preventing for my profession, for the group, and for XR basically. I’m nonetheless doing the 50Cent method “Get wealthy or die attempting”… it’s simply that I’m within the “die attempting” section!

Jokes aside, on the finish of every little thing, I can say it was an fascinating yr for me, and I’ve definitely realized loads. I can’t communicate a lot now, however all of the crunch is said to one thing cool that’s going to occur firstly of subsequent yr, so it’s coming for a great cause. I’ll inform you extra about it within the subsequent weeks. For now, I reassure you that I’ve not stopped running a blog and your favourite VR ghost can be again with new posts subsequent week. After all, as normal, can be horrible weblog posts stuffed with memes, soiled jokes, and many technical particulars. Sorry in case you had been anticipating some well-written critical posts about digital actuality, however in order for you a critical web site about XR you may nonetheless go learn Street To VR…

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Me celebrating Christmas (Picture generated by Midjourney)

Tomorrow is Christmas, which in Italy might be crucial vacation of the yr. We spend the day with the household, we eat loads, we make items for one another, we eat loads once more, we watch some motion pictures, we eat once more, then we go sleeping and we dream about consuming loads. We eat a lot that in Italy will not be solely the twenty fifth to be a vacation, however additionally the twenty sixth… I assume so we’ve got time to get better from every little thing we eat. However the issue is that at my house, we additionally eat loads on the twenty sixth… and that’s why many Italians take the entire days between the Christmas and New Yr as holidays. However by the way in which, how might you not eat loads when we’ve got great dishes like this one?

A pistachio+hazelnut panettone I ate final yr for Christmas

I don’t know in case you rejoice Christmas, and I don’t even suppose it’s related. No matter means tomorrow for you, I hope it so that you can be a great day. I want you an finish of the yr that’s great and in which you’ll get pleasure from some high quality time with the folks you’re keen on… and eat loads. And I want you a wonderf… ah no, sorry, a shitty 2023, by which all of your desires might come true, each personally and professionally. A 2023 by which the Apple headset will lastly launch as a result of bear in mind: The Apple headset is launching subsequent yr, yearly!

This group has given me loads in these 8 years I’ve been within the XR area, so like yearly, I need to take this event to thanks all for the assistance and the assist you’ve all the time given me and to want you the absolute best for the following yr and past. And in case you may have any assist, let me know and I’ll see what I can do! However for now, I hope you get pleasure from a number of days of relaxation with the folks you’re keen on. Take some holidays, and luxuriate in life a bit. After which, subsequent yr, let’s all battle collectively to make the M-word grow to be actuality!

Completely satisfied shitty 2023, hoping that it might convey a lot of cool XR stuff to all of us!

(PS Let me know the way you’ll spend the Holidays this yr, I’m curious!)


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