A map of the metaverse: Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition

A map of the metaverse: Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition

Welcome to Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Version with your host Jim Love.

Before this 12 months we did a series on the Metaverse for another podcast collection I host with my colleague Doug Sparkes called  a “Deeper Dive.”  That series is even now effectively really worth listening to in its entirety, but more than earlier weeks I’ve been thinking a large amount about a single certain episode we named a “map of the metaverse(s)”

We took the concept from the book Snowcrash, the place the term metaverse was initially utilised. In that e-book, there had been numerous countries or city states each and every with their possess guidelines. They experienced there personal citizenship and procedures. Quite a few of them had been run by firms or eccentric abundant people who had been the “dictators” who dominated people worlds. Audio acquainted?

You could journey amongst them but you did so at some danger. They ended up tribal and generally taken care of immigrants and travellers with suspicion and often with hostility.

The principle in the e book was so near to what we saw rising in the metaverse as it was unfolding IRL (in actual lifetime).  We noticed a competitive established of contenders all making an attempt to create a stake in the new metaverse(s).  So I thought, what if I explained the rising metaverse as if it was a entire world and we could map out the the numerous wannabe city states.

The final result was this episode.  I hope you will locate it attention-grabbing.  It might support make conceptual  sense of some of the factors that are rising right here and now.

One very last notice.  There are a amount of content articles emerging now that speak about how the metaverse is failing, how Zuckerberg is losing hundreds of billions or how the metaverse has grow to be what sporting activities icon Yogi Berra stated about restaurants in New York. “Nobody goes there simply because it’s too crowded.”

We preferred to skirt equally the posture of the correct believer and the cynic. In our impression, the metaverse is unavoidable. What sort it normally takes or in our parlance, what region or alliance of international locations earn is not.

Delight in!

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