What are we talking about when we talk about the meta-universe?
The meta universe has become the cusp of the crypto world. Data shows that as of July 2021, the total monthly transaction volume of Metaverse market has reached 8.88 million U.S. dollars, which is an increase of 729% from the average transaction volume of 1.07 million U.S. dollars from 2018 to 2020 (excluding the creation auction). Among them, Decentraland and Sandbox The prices of the “King of the Land” reached US$910,000 and US$890,000 respectively.
Everyone is talking about the meta universe, but everyone’s understanding is not the same. At present, the concept that Stephenson put forward in 1992 and the 8 elements derived from it are more frequently used. The definition of Wikipedia is “through virtual augmented physical reality, presenting the characteristics of convergence and physical persistence, based on the future Internet, a 3D virtual space with link perception and sharing characteristics.” These overviews are not easy to understand, but very Clearly stated several core elements: virtual enhancement, physical persistence, link awareness, and shared features. On the other hand, it can be seen from the word frequency statistics that the words social, online, interactive, virtual, and open appear very frequently.
Starting from the characteristics and keywords, we can define the meta-universe as follows: the meta-universe is based on information technology. After fully mapping the people, objects, social relationships, and behaviors of the real universe, it crosses the physical barriers of the real world to achieve interconnection and interconnection. space.
This definition contains three connotations:
First, the meta universe is the continuation of the Internet and blockchain technology. First of all, the meta-universe is not an isolated and suddenly emerging concept. The technologies required by the meta-universe: XR (VR/AR/MR), 5G, meta-computing, edge computing, now we need to add blockchain and NFT, All have existed, but the meta-universe truly wraps them into an integrated concept, pointing out the future development direction of the Internet and human society.
Secondly, Metaverse will become a “new capture of network time.” As of 2021, the number of Internet users in the world has exceeded 4.66 billion, and the average daily online time is 6 hours and 54 minutes, accounting for 28% of the total time, which has exceeded The average sleep time of the global population means that we would rather not sleep than surf the Internet. In the long run, Metaverse can provide a deeper and broader virtual world experience, which is an inevitable choice for the evolution of the online world.
Finally, the blockchain and the meta universe are naturally coupled. E.g:
Second, the meta-universe not only needs to complete the mapping of people and property, but also needs to complete the mapping of all matters including social relationships and behaviors. In the time dimension of the real universe, people need to constantly interact with the world and other people. This interaction not only brings perception and experience to people, but also produces subtle changes to the world. This kind of interaction and communication is also the foundation of the existence of the meta universe.
Third, the meta-universe is not a distant concept, and change is quietly sprouting. Several concepts need to be clarified here. First of all, games are an important form of manifestation of the meta-universe, but the meta-universe is not limited to games, but also a digital experience that carries the consciousness of real people. As mentioned earlier, in fact, the meta universe is our life in the virtual world, not only the life of the virtual world itself, but also financial/social/e-commerce, such as the virtual concert of Fortress World, the virtual birthday party on Roblox, animals The academic conference at the Senyou Association…For the present and some time in the future, the world layer, the facility layer, and the use case layer together form the meta universe.
Secondly, many traditional Internet products are already a prototype of a meta-universe without front-end display. For example, WeChat WeChat account actually represents us. On WeChat, we can complete a series of things such as social interaction, shopping, leisure and so on. In the real universe we greeted our friends, in the virtual universe we took a picture of our friends; in the real world we need to walk to the supermarket to buy food, in this virtual universe we clicked on Meituan to buy food in the supermarket and then Buying food… It can be seen that WeChat has already achieved the migration of the real world to a considerable extent, but it does not yet have a cool front-end like the “number one player”.
Finally, the crypto world itself is a meta-universe. The virtual scene is an important carrier of the meta universe, but the meta universe is not just a virtual scene. Every project, every function, and every piece of code in the blockchain world is like a piece of soil in “My World”. The current blockchain network itself is already a piece of land. The public chain and its chain Applications have also formed a metaverse without a cool front end.
Promised Land: Identity mapping, free creation and immersive experience are the keys to capturing time and attention
The three most important elements after the deconstruction of the meta-universe are: identity mapping, free creation and immersive experience
The first is complete and unique identity mapping. On the traditional Internet, Twitter account, QQ Xuanwu account, Alipay account, bank account, Bitcoin public key…including my avatar, all virtual world accounts in my circle of friends form the “online version of Loki”. Of course, Meta Universe also needs a Loki in the “Meta Universe”. It can be a pixel-style avatar like cryptopunk, it can also be an ultra-exquisite 3D model, or it can be a serial code. There is only one principle: “Online The version of Loki can 100% represent the real version of Loki, and can only represent the real version of Loki”.
The second is completely open and free creation and development. Our real world will be limited by the size of the earth or the size of the universe, but the meta-universe world can quickly expand to 10 times or 100 times the size of our universe today, providing a vast incremental market. Here is a piece of data. In the past, it only took 65 people to be a StarCraft, but now it takes 1,000 people to be an Assassin’s Creed 4, which is 16 times larger. In addition, Meta Universe is constantly expanding. In such a large market, it is impossible to complete the construction with a small group of people, or one or two companies, so it must be able to create freely.
Free creation here includes two connotations. The first is that users or developers can freely build what they want in the virtual world. The second is that this world must have an open interface. Maybe I have done it before. A game that wants to connect to a certain meta-universe, it’s best to be plug-and-play.
The third is a rich and interesting immersive experience. As mentioned above, what Metaverse wants to capture is 28%+ of our time and attention, so Metaverse cannot be a barren or closed world. It needs to be able to visit in the NFT gallery, enter through the portal to play games, and be in the square. Socialize, watch movies in the cinema, even buy food in the store, go to school, harvest crops on the DEFI farm.
Interstellar Pioneer: Standing on the shoulders of giants in search of the next Holy Grail
We are already standing on the shoulders of giants. The encrypted world can already achieve many functions. Bitcoin and USDT can be used as the underlying assets of Metaverse; ETH, HECO and other public chains can provide technical support for Metaverse; Dapps, DeFi, and NFT projects can provide rich services for Metaverse; and Crypovoxels and Decentraland have brought us the first version of the open world.
After more than ten years of development, the cryptocurrency world has become more and more perfect. In 2021, we have reached the staged end of the world level. But this end is also the starting point. Looking to the future, the “pioneer era” of the meta universe has arrived. Although after more than ten years of development, the dawn of the blockchain meta-universe has appeared, we still cannot deny that the world is still in the “barbaric era”. Regardless of the HECO fund or all blockchain participants, they should conform to the historical process of the post-Internet era and become the first-generation pioneers of the meta-universe world.
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