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Decoding the Metaverse

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Oct
30
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Meditations on the Metaverse

The Metaverse will never be ONE thing. And some of today's 'truths' might not make so much sense years from now, as we meditate on where the Metaverse is headed.
6 min read
Jan
29
A Metaverse of DAOs

A Metaverse of DAOs

DAOs represent composable structures for human creativity and culture. Like NFTs they will be a cornerstone to parts of the Metaverse. But DAOs are still a bet on whether people, passion and code can play well together.
9 min read
Jan
28
The Turtles of the Metaverse

The Turtles of the Metaverse

It's turtles all the way down. Questions and assumptions about the Metaverse seem to rest on an infinite regression of answers. And so as we architect our shared future, it's time to wonder what turtle we plan to ride.
8 min read
Oct
21
Evolutions: Avatars in the Metaverse

Evolutions: Avatars in the Metaverse

Avatars are one of today's deepest sources of innovation driving the emergent Metaverse. They may build on a rich history, but their meaning is often being shuffled in new and unique ways.
10 min read
Sep
29
The Metaverse Is Beautiful and Light

The Metaverse Is Beautiful and Light

It's easy to feel pessimistic. It's easy to argue over what the Metaverse actually means. But most people who use the term mean it as a signal for a better digital future.
6 min read
Sep
27
A Map of the Metaverse

A Map of the Metaverse

Is it possible to create a map of the Metaverse? Not a technical one. But an actual map: a geography that we can explore, travel through? The question opens up some interesting questions about what the Metaverse will become.
8 min read
Aug
19
The Metaverse is Chaos

The Metaverse is Chaos

The Metaverse is chaos. Which can be a good thing. It's Homebrew and a SV garage. It's hacking in a basement or tinkering in a shop. But there are downsides if you don't know what you're wading into.
7 min read
Aug
15
Facebook's Metaverse Is More Real Than You Think

Facebook's Metaverse Is More Real Than You Think

Facebook's designs for the Metaverse may have a lot less to do with VR than you'd think - and may result in a different Metaverse than you imagine.
11 min read
Aug
05
Avatars, Permissions and the Metaverse

Avatars, Permissions and the Metaverse

In the Metaverse, your avatar will be more than just a skin or cosmetic. It's time to flip the script on permissions as we wander through virtual worlds. Because avatar meta-data can hold the basis of a contract between you and a world.
6 min read
Aug
01
Epic, Bored Apes and the Story of the Metaverse

Epic, Bored Apes and the Story of the Metaverse

In Fortnite, you are INSIDE a narrative about the Metaverse. The Rift Tour may make that narrative even more explicit. But let's not forget about the Bored Apes. Because there's more than one story being played out.
15 min read