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.
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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
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.
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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.
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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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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Facebook, the Metaverse and Building Bridges
Facebook is all in on the metaverse. Or at least "OUR vision" for the metaverse. But they're not the only game in town, and it's up to the rest of us to decide who should own the toll roads connecting the metaverse.
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