It appears that not every tech expert is impressed by the metaverse. 

Playstation creator Ken Kutaragi had some harsh things to say about virtual reality when speaking with Bloomberg

“I can't see the point of doing it," Kutaragi said. "You would rather be a polished avatar instead of your real self? That's essentially no different from anonymous message board sites."

The former chairman and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment emphasized his outlook on VR and AR headsets, stating that they “isolate you from the real world, and I can't agree with that. Headsets are simply annoying."

In the interview, Kutaragi was talking about his aspirations with his Tokyo-based artificial intelligence startup Ascent, which intends to “develop intelligent solutions for industrial robotics and autonomous mobility,” according to its Linkedin profile. 

“I don’t plan to spend a decade or two on making my dreams a reality," he said. "I’m 71 and time is short." 

The metaverse is what tech experts refer to as virtual worlds, with the term gaining widespread popularity after Facebook rebranded itself as Meta. Noteworthy companies such as PwC have invested in virtual land over the past few months. 

"The metaverse is the next iteration of social media," CEO of Tokens.com Andrew Kiguel said. "You can go to a carnival, you can go to a music concert, you can go to a museum."