A map of the metaverse: Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition

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

Before this 12 months we did a series on the Metaverse for another podcast series I host with my colleague Doug Sparkes called  a “Deeper Dive.”  That collection is even now properly value listening to in its entirety, but above previous weeks I have been contemplating a lot about just one specific episode we called a “map of the metaverse(s)”

We took the notion from the ebook Snowcrash, exactly where the time period metaverse was first made use of. In that e book, there were several nations or city states each with their very own guidelines. They had there personal citizenship and regulations. Numerous of them were run by organizations or eccentric loaded folks who were the “dictators” who dominated those people worlds. Seem common?

You could journey amongst them but you did so at some danger. They were being tribal and usually taken care of immigrants and travellers with suspicion and occasionally with hostility.

The concept in the e-book was so close to what we observed emerging in the metaverse as it was unfolding IRL (in serious everyday living).  We noticed a competitive set of contenders all trying to construct a stake in the new metaverse(s).  So I believed, what if I described the emerging metaverse as if it was a earth and we could map out the the different wannabe town states.

The outcome was this episode.  I hope you’ll come across it appealing.  It may perhaps enable make conceptual  perception of some of the points that are rising right here and now.

Just one last observe.  There are a range of content articles rising now that speak about how the metaverse is failing, how Zuckerberg is getting rid of hundreds of billions or how the metaverse has become what athletics icon Yogi Berra claimed about places to eat in New York. “Nobody goes there because it is way too crowded.”

We required to skirt the two the posture of the real believer and the cynic. In our viewpoint, the metaverse is inescapable. What kind it takes or in our parlance, what nation or alliance of nations around the world gain is not.

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