What can’t ChatGPT do? The metaverse hype seems to be crumbling in the face of ChatGPT as everyone sees more appeal and profits on the generative AI side of technology than the glitzy world of avatars. But why would you — or anyone for that matter — abandon a virtual landscape of promise for an in-development chatbot? When ChatGPT took over the world At one point, it was cryptocurrency, then it was the metaverse, and now it’s ChatGPT. The world gravitates toward the most recent digital trend, abandoning previous shiny things for something more technologically advanced. Humanity craves any new sci-fi-style tech that will stick, so every new thing feels like a promise that they’ve finally made it. So, why did Zuckerberg minimize advertising efforts in the metaverse the second ChatGPT took over? It was a more thoughtful business investment for Meta to pitch their AI tools in light of ChatGPT. People are interested in that, so why wouldn’t you want to hear about their ChatGPT-like tech? Unfortunately, now it just feels like Meta is joining a bandwagon. Gaining traction for the metaverse was an uphill fight — in total, it’s lost $13.7 billion since its inception. ChatGPT is earning word-of-mouth advertising and daily growth in value. What’s not to love? But couldn’t they work together? Image: KnowTechie The arrival of ChatGPT wasn’t an overt death to the metaverse but more of a shift in attention. That won’t stop people from speculating. They’re just trying to cover up the metaverse’s…Did the arrival of ChatGPT kill the metaverse?