Right here we’re… additionally this 12 months is coming to an finish. It began with us hoping for it to lastly be an excellent 12 months 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 realized prior to now 12 months is: by no means hope that subsequent 12 months can be an excellent one. So I actually hope the subsequent 12 months can be very shitty, boring, and filled with issues. Perhaps the inverse psychology works with the gods of luck 😀

As for me, it has been a sophisticated 12 months, too… filled with fascinating alternatives but in addition advanced conditions to deal with. The final weeks have additionally been of exhausting 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 12 months of the Tiger, and in line with the Chinese language zodiac when it’s your 12 months, it’s at all times a sophisticated 12 months (the Chinese language tried to warn me, however they converse in Chinese language, so that they had been exhausting for me to grasp). However anyway, I survived, and I’m nonetheless right here preventing for my profession, for the neighborhood, and for XR normally. I’m nonetheless doing the 50Cent approach “Get wealthy or die making an attempt”… it’s simply that I’m within the “die making an attempt” section!

Jokes aside, on the finish of all the pieces, I can say it was an fascinating 12 months for me, and I’ve definitely realized rather a lot. I can’t converse a lot now, however all of the crunch is said to one thing cool that’s going to occur at first of subsequent 12 months, so it’s coming for an excellent motive. I’ll inform you 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 can be again with new posts subsequent week. After all, as standard, can be horrible weblog posts filled with memes, soiled jokes, and plenty of technical particulars. Sorry in case you had been anticipating some well-written severe posts about digital actuality, however if you’d like a severe web site about XR you possibly can nonetheless go learn Street To VR…

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Me celebrating Christmas (Picture generated by Midjourney)

Tomorrow is Christmas, which in Italy might be crucial vacation of the 12 months. We spend the day with the household, we eat rather a lot, we make items for one another, we eat rather a lot once more, we watch some motion pictures, we eat once more, then we go sleeping and we dream about consuming rather a lot. We eat a lot that in Italy shouldn’t be solely the twenty fifth to be a vacation, however additionally the twenty sixth… I suppose so we’ve got time to get well from all the pieces we eat. However the issue is that at my dwelling, we additionally eat rather a lot on the twenty sixth… and that’s why many Italians take the entire days between the Christmas and New 12 months as holidays. However by the way in which, how might you not eat rather a lot when we’ve got fantastic dishes like this one?

A pistachio+hazelnut panettone I ate final 12 months for Christmas

I don’t know in case you rejoice 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 12 months that’s fantastic and in which you’ll take pleasure in some high quality time with the folks you’re keen on… and eat rather a lot. And I want you a wonderf… ah no, sorry, a shitty 2023, wherein all of your desires might come true, each personally and professionally. A 2023 wherein the Apple headset will lastly launch as a result of bear in mind: The Apple headset is launching subsequent 12 months, yearly!

This neighborhood has given me rather a lot in these 8 years I’ve been within the XR area, so like yearly, I need to take this event to thanks all for the assistance and the assist you’ve at all times given me and to want you the very best for the subsequent 12 months and past. And in case you might have any assist, let me know and I’ll see what I can do! However for now, I hope you take pleasure in a number of days of relaxation with the folks you’re keen on. Take some holidays, and luxuriate in life a bit. After which, subsequent 12 months, let’s all battle collectively to make the M-word develop into actuality!

Pleased shitty 2023, hoping that it could convey plenty of cool XR stuff to all of us!

(PS Let me understand how you’ll spend the Holidays this 12 months, I’m curious!)


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