Is Facebook not stopping with virtual world acquisitions? After buying Oculus VR, Linden Lab, High Fidelity, will they add Kitely and others to a new company, separately run by Cory Ondrejka and John Carmack, and joining together any developer who is not already working for Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Apple, or Google? Will this behemoth of agglomerated companies manage to fulfill the dreams of those who have read too much William Gibson and watched the Matrix way too often?
Or is it just a marketing stunt, to make sure Facebook shares remain up while facing dwindling returns from ads? Will Zuckerberg drop everything as soon as Facebook’s shares are steady again?
What will eccentric and insane investors like Richard Branson, Larry Ellison, Paul Allen, John McAfee do about this?