What are the biggest insights and observations in AR and adjacent sectors this week? Welcome to Reality Bytes, featuring lightning-round commentary from AR Insider partner M7 Innovations. Founder Matt Maher lends his insights from the trenches of AR experience creation.

We continue the narrative this week with Maher’s look at Tinder Music Mode, Meta’s stablecoin and Unreal Engine enters the Matrix. See the quick summary below, followed by embedded video. And stay tuned each week for more AR-related musings from Maher.

💞 Music Mode is the brilliant new Tinder feature that uses Spotify data to find your match. We discuss Tinder’s ‘signals’ strategy.

💸 Meta will allow you to send ‘Pax Dollars’ (stablecoin tied to USD) via WhatsApp message. We debate Meta’s ulterior motives.

🎮 The Matrix Awakens showcases the new Unreal Engine 5 software and it’s so ultra-realistic that I’m questioning if we’re all living in said Matrix.

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