IMO, the metaverse isn’t a fundamental shift in reality. The shift happened 15k years ago when we invented boundaries between what’s mine and what’s yours.
The natural incentive to protect tribe and family was replaced with the drive to own more – gamifying societal structure into what we now call the rat race.
The blockchain gives us the ability to draw new boundaries in virtual worlds.
But this time, it promises to disrupt ownership monopolies if we favor decentralized models over centralized ones.
The metaverse will simply be a digital reflection of the direction we choose.
And whether they know it or not, gamers, crypto natives, and institutions in GameFi are all debating the types of social incentives and economic models that will govern this digital landscape.
I’m not a big gammer, but I’m starting to pay close attention to what people are building. Some of it is cool and some of it is dystopic. If automation is going to send all our jobs to the metaverse, let’s not let Zuckerberg or any other start-up guru be our boss.
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