A map of the metaverse: Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition

Marion Kozub

Welcome to Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition with your host Jim Appreciate.

Earlier this calendar year we did a series on the Metaverse for yet another podcast collection I host with my colleague Doug Sparkes called  a “Deeper Dive.”  That sequence is however effectively well worth listening to in its entirety, but more than previous weeks I’ve been considering a ton about a single specific episode we referred to as a “map of the metaverse(s)”

We took the strategy from the book Snowcrash, the place the time period metaverse was initially utilized. In that e book, there had been many countries or metropolis states just about every with their individual procedures. They experienced there very own citizenship and policies. A lot of of them ended up operate by corporations or eccentric loaded people today who have been the “dictators” who dominated people worlds. Audio familiar?

You could journey involving them but you did so at some danger. They were being tribal and normally taken care of immigrants and travellers with suspicion and in some cases with hostility.

The concept in the guide was so close to what we observed rising in the metaverse as it was unfolding IRL (in genuine existence).  We saw a competitive established of contenders all hoping to create a stake in the new metaverse(s).  So I believed, what if I explained the emerging metaverse as if it was a entire world and we could map out the the several wannabe town states.

The end result was this episode.  I hope you are going to find it appealing.  It may perhaps support make conceptual  feeling of some of the issues that are rising in this article and now.

A person final be aware.  There are a variety of content rising now that converse about how the metaverse is failing, how Zuckerberg is getting rid of hundreds of billions or how the metaverse has turn out to be what sports icon Yogi Berra reported about places to eat in New York. “Nobody goes there simply because it is as well crowded.”

We preferred to skirt each the posture of the real believer and the cynic. In our impression, the metaverse is inescapable. What sort it takes or in our parlance, what country or alliance of countries earn is not.

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