Right here we’re… additionally this yr is coming to an finish. It began with us hoping for it to lastly be an excellent yr after two years of the pandemic, and it ended having a battle, usually unhealthy financial circumstances, nonetheless the pandemic, and different large issues. Even in XR, we noticed a stagnation of the market and a lower within the hype on the “meta-whatever”. What I’ve discovered previously 12 months is: by no means hope that subsequent yr will likely be an excellent one. So I actually hope the subsequent yr will likely be very shitty, boring, and filled with issues. Possibly the inverse psychology works with the gods of luck 😀
As for me, it has been a sophisticated yr, too… filled with fascinating alternatives but additionally 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 line with the Chinese language zodiac when it’s your yr, it’s at all times a sophisticated yr (the Chinese language tried to warn me, however they converse in Chinese language, so that they have been arduous for me to grasp). However anyway, I survived, and I’m nonetheless right here combating for my profession, for the group, and for XR usually. I’m nonetheless doing the 50Cent manner “Get wealthy or die making an attempt”… it’s simply that I’m within the “die making an attempt” part!
Jokes aside, on the finish of every thing, I can say it was an fascinating yr for me, and I’ve definitely discovered so much. I can’t converse a lot now, however all of the crunch is expounded to one thing cool that’s going to occur in the beginning of subsequent yr, so it’s coming for an excellent motive. I’ll let you know 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 will likely be again with new posts subsequent week. In fact, as typical, will likely be horrible weblog posts filled with memes, soiled jokes, and plenty of technical particulars. Sorry should you have been anticipating some well-written critical posts about digital actuality, however if you need a critical web site about XR you possibly can nonetheless go learn Highway To VR…
Tomorrow is Christmas, which in Italy might be crucial vacation of the yr. We spend the day with the household, we eat so much, we make items for one another, we eat so much once more, we watch some motion pictures, we eat once more, then we go sleeping and we dream about consuming so much. 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 recuperate from every thing we eat. However the issue is that at my dwelling, we additionally eat so much 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 best way, how may you not eat so much when we’ve got great dishes like this one?
I don’t know should you have fun Christmas, and I don’t even suppose it’s related. No matter means tomorrow for you, I hope it so that you can be an excellent day. I want you an finish of the yr that’s great and in which you’ll be able to get pleasure from some high quality time with the folks you’re keen on… and eat so much. And I want you a wonderf… ah no, sorry, a shitty 2023, during which all of your goals could come true, each personally and professionally. A 2023 during which the Apple headset will lastly launch as a result of keep in mind: The Apple headset is launching subsequent yr, yearly!
This group has given me so much in these 8 years I’ve been within the XR area, so like yearly, I wish to take this event to thanks all for the assistance and the help you’ve at all times given me and to want you the very best for the subsequent yr and past. And should you might 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 revel in life a bit. After which, subsequent yr, let’s all battle collectively to make the M-word turn out to be actuality!
Blissful shitty 2023, hoping that it might carry 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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