Web3 culture has made the metaverse an integral part of its identity. From little firms to Mark Cuban and Meta, companies are rushing to release their own metaverses. First, it’s crucial to know what a metaverse is before corporations rush to create one.
What it ought to be.
It is common for the prefix “meta” to indicate “self-referential” or “about,” depending on context. Alternatively, a meta-level refers to a higher one. Dictionary.com cites:
“-a prefix added to the name of a subject and designating another subject that analyzes the original one but at a more abstract, higher level:
a prefix added to the name of something that consciously references or comments upon its own subject or features:
a meta-painting of an artist painting a canvas.
Both formulations rely heavily on the concept of self-reference. Because the original world is being studied at an abstracted level, it seems sense to call it a “metaverse.” It will serve as an abstraction layer to explain our existing physical reality, in other words.
The metaverse should not be a completely different world, but rather an extension of the current one.
As a result, a crypto-based metaverse is becoming more popular. Cryptocurrency, like the rest of the world, has a physical nature. Both a Bitcoin and an NFT are indestructible. Your workstation coffee cup cannot take up the same amount of real estate as the one next to it. Space itself is unique and can’t be replicated, making it impossible to duplicate it. This is not the same cup, not even if you construct a 3D-printed copy of it. As a result, cryptography is an excellent choice for creating an immutable model of reality. In cryptography, we may create models of the actual world that retain many of its qualities.
Digital twins are a natural avenue for growth. Buildings and other physical assets may be represented as digital twins, which provide a virtual representation of the real thing. Meta-layers, in other words, are what they are. It is possible to verify and save all data and information around the physical twin using NFTs, a sort of blockchain technology. Think about digital twins as metaverse analogues of physical twins, and you’ll see how they’re able to augment aspects of the actual world.
Metaverse truth requires validation
It’s vital to keep in mind that crypto/blockchain is all about verifying and validating information. As a result, it makes logical to conceive of the blockchain as a digital realm that can be confirmed when discussing its connection to the metaverse.
When it comes to the metaverse, it’s time to expand on the definition of an NFT and what it can carry. Because the validation and verification processes are time-bound, NFTs are nonfungible and cannot be replicated. NFTs are becoming a new information dimension that is linked to the actual world as their capabilities expand.
This concept relies heavily on NFT domains. Web3 data spaces become non-transferable and unique to each user since they are linked to us and our behaviour on the site. Using these domain NFTs, a residence in the metaverse may be recorded and authenticated for each and every visitor and repair. It’s possible to resell these records and infrastructure together with the home itself, improving its resale value.
We may begin to create a meaningful metaverse by clearly describing what a real metaverse is for developers and investors alike.
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