Magazine November 29, 2021, Issue

What’s the Meta with You?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an avatar of himself in the ‘Metaverse’ during a live-streamed conference, October 28, 2021. (Facebook/Handout via Reuters)

Here’s the good news: I picked the right week to delete my Facebook account.

Here’s the bad news: I picked the wrong week — to steal a line from the glorious 1980 movie Airplane! — to quit sniffing glue.

Don’t worry, and don’t place a panicked call to my parents, my doctor, my nonexistent fantasy personal stylist, or the police: I didn’t really quit sniffing glue, nor did I ever sniff glue in the first place. What I did do, however, could be described as its mental and spiritual equivalent: I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s baffling new promotional video for Meta, which is

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Heather Wilhelm is a columnist for National Review. Her work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, RealClearPolitics, the Washington Examiner, Commentary magazine, the Dallas Morning News, the Miami Herald, and the Kansas City Star

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