The pioneer of virtual reality, John Carmack recently announced that he is parting ways with Meta. He spent more than 8 years at Meta as one of the leads and was truly an asset to the company. John Carmack criticized Meta and he said that the company is trying to transition from a social networking firm to the “meta-verse”. But this transition is not smooth. And Meta was not as effective and efficient as it should be, given the scale of the company. Another claim of John Carmack was that Meta has a lot of employees that are capable and possess all the resources to work in a streamlined and proper manner, yet the company is always self-sabotaging itself and is hindering its own efforts and success.
If John Carmack has made these claims, given his position in the programming and tech world, it can be said that he might be right. He was also the co-founder of a company known as id Software which created the classic games Quake and Wolfenstein 3D.
John Carmack was the chief technology officer in a company known as Oculus which was then acquired by Meta, which was still known as Facebook back in the year 2013-2014. 5 years later, he stepped down from the role that he had to get rid of most of the workload and become able to give time to his startup known as Keen Technologies where he is working on artificial general intelligence. So, his role went from being the chief technology officer to being the consulting CTO.
Even before leaving the company, he used to talk about all the things that were wrong with Meta. He was frustrated about the Quest 2 VR tech which he said did not offer a good user experience. He was perhaps the only person at Meta who cared about user experience and wanted to provide offerings that made the consumers feel good and have a great experience. Now that he’s gone, there is nobody else to raise their voice against the inefficiencies, and hence, Meta will surely face a decline in the near future now that John Carmack is gone.