Actress Reese Witherspoon sparked some wisecracking online after she shared a prediction of what the real-life metaverse could look like and what having a “parallel digital identity” might mean for people who exist there.
“In the (near) future, every person will have a parallel digital identity,” she tweeted. “Avatars, crypto wallets, digital goods will be the norm. Are you planning for this?”
In the (near) future, every person will have a parallel digital identity. Avatars, crypto wallets, digital goods will be the norm. Are you planning for this?
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) January 11, 2022
“This sounds like the text version of the Matt Damon ad,” Al Jazeera reporter Sana Saeed tweeted in response, referencing Damon’s appearances in Crypto.com advertisements.
The metaverse, which is being spearheaded by Facebook’s parent company, Meta, Amazon, and others, is often compared to the “Matrix” or the 2018 science-fiction action film “Ready Player One.”