Mark Zuckerberg, a walking, talking, keyboard tapping big blue jean-wearing social gaffe waiting to happen is at it again.
During a presentation held yesterday aimed at showing the world the wonders of Facebook's new VR tool 'Spaces', the absolutely non-replicant founder of the site, along with the company's head of social virtual reality, Rachel Franklin decided to "visit" (they were actually in FB HQ in California) the storm-ravaged island of Puerto Rico, because... well this is Mark
Human Model TXR-52895372Z Zuckerberg we're talking about here.
"One of the things that's really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you're really in a place," said Zuckerberg as his avatar floated above the scenes of abject devastation below.
Did no one say that maybe this isn't a great idea? No one?...
"Rachel and I aren't even in the same building in the physical world, but it feels like we're in the same place and can make eye contact," he added before he and Rachel high-fived above floodwaters and dismantled houses.
A high-five, Mark?!
As reported by The Guardian, Zuckerberg then took the opportunity to talk about some of the ways Facebook was helping with disaster relief, including donating more than £1 million and working with the Red Cross to build "population maps" so that charities and relief organisations know where help is most urgently needed.
"You can see that we can really feel like we're here," said Franklin.
"This street is really flooded," added Zuckerberg.
That's good to know, Mark...