Northeastern University VR lab targeted in Explosive Mail Attack
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Northeastern University VR lab targeted in explosive mail attack, according to Boston Police Department report.  A staff member was injured at Holmes Hall, home to the university’s virtual reality center.

According to Federal law enforcement sources the Northeastern University’s Virtual Reality Center received a letter criticizing the institution and the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The note may have been referencing Facebook’s history with Harvard and the relationship between academia and virtual reality — which Zuckerberg is credited with founding.

According to CNN, the explosive mail injured the employee who opened it and was reportedly not a traditional bomb — instead, the hard plastic case “depressurized with the force of an explosion.” 

Northeastern University has a club called NUVR that recruits students to do virtual reality projects. This club meets every week at the Holmes Hall, the building where this violent package was sent.

Facebook was renamed to “Meta” a year ago, reflecting the company’s increasing interest in virtual reality. Zuckerberg has since referred to the business formerly known as Facebook as a “metaverse company”. However, the company has lost billions on their investments in VR products- some who see their products as a little less advanced.

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