A map of the metaverse: Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition


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

Before this 12 months we did a series on the Metaverse for an additional podcast collection I host with my colleague Doug Sparkes called  a “Deeper Dive.”  That sequence is still nicely value listening to in its entirety, but around earlier weeks I have been imagining a great deal about 1 individual episode we termed a “map of the metaverse(s)”

We took the idea from the guide Snowcrash, exactly where the term metaverse was first used. In that guide, there had been numerous nations or metropolis states just about every with their possess policies. They had there have citizenship and procedures. Quite a few of them were being run by corporations or eccentric rich people today who were being the “dictators” who ruled individuals worlds. Sound common?

You could journey amongst them but you did so at some chance. They ended up tribal and usually dealt with immigrants and travellers with suspicion and at times with hostility.

The principle in the reserve was so close to what we noticed emerging in the metaverse as it was unfolding IRL (in real existence).  We noticed a aggressive established of contenders all striving to construct a stake in the new metaverse(s).  So I thought, what if I explained the rising metaverse as if it was a globe and we could map out the the different wannabe metropolis states.

The outcome was this episode.  I hope you will come across it appealing.  It could enable make conceptual  sense of some of the factors that are rising below and now.

One previous take note.  There are a number of content articles rising now that discuss about how the metaverse is failing, how Zuckerberg is losing hundreds of billions or how the metaverse has grow to be what athletics icon Yogi Berra reported about dining establishments in New York. “Nobody goes there due to the fact it is as well crowded.”

We preferred to skirt both equally the posture of the legitimate believer and the cynic. In our impression, the metaverse is inevitable. What type it usually takes or in our parlance, what place or alliance of international locations gain is not.

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