On January 1, Ezek and singer Jay Chou on the Metaverse platform launched a limited edition of the NFT project Phan ta Bear for the first time under the name of the street fashion brand. All sold out in about 40 minutes. In an instant, the news of “Jay Chou’s entry into the Metaverse” received widespread attention and active discussions from the public.
Perhaps, due to multiple considerations such as the ambiguity of the current legal and regulatory systems for the NFT project, Jay Chou responded only 2 days later, stating that the phantom bear NFT business behavior was not an NFT project launched by Jay Chou himself, and Jay Chou did not participate. The planning and operation this time did not make any gains either.
“In 2022, let’s change his profile picture for a few months to feel the feeling of the Metaverse.” But Jay Chou’s expression in his personal ins is enough to show his strong interest in the Metaverse.
Source: Jay Chou instagram
Whether it is the high-priced purchase of NFTs and virtual real estate by well-known artists, or the layout of the virtual market by industry giants such as Baidu and Meta (formerly Facebook), it all shows that related concepts such as “Metaverse” and “Web3.0” are gradually invading. Our life is revolutionizing our imagination of future life.
In the first year of the Metaverse, scientific and technological talents devote themselves to the virtual field
According to statistics, in 2021, global virtual and blockchain startups will receive a total investment of more than 28 billion U.S. dollars, four times the amount in 2020. Among them, only NFT-type company investment funds have 3 billion US dollars. 2021 is the veritable first year of the Metaverse.
The arrival of the Metaverse trend has not only allowed Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and other industry giants to quickly transform and devote themselves to the virtual technology field, but also ruthlessly swept away a large number of executives and technical talents of these giants, and they gave up Gundam. With an annual salary of several million dollars, to pursue an Internet revolution.
After Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey stepped down as Twitter’s CEO, he spent more time on his virtual currency and third-generation Internet company Square, and changed the company’s name to Block. Tribute to the blockchain.
“This is a perfect storm. The timing we see in this field is amazing. Moreover, some people want to work in virtual enterprises because they are attracted by the vision of the third generation of the Internet.” Die Di, former vice president of cloud computing at Amazon San Carter said. A month ago, Amazon’s vice president of cloud computing, Disan Carter, also officially left and joined a virtual technology start-up.
Third generation internet
Is it an opportunity or a bubble ?
So what is the “light” that Internet people are looking for now-the third generation of the Internet (Web3.0)? Before answering this question, we need to know what Web1.0 and Web2.0 are, so that we can understand Web3.0 more easily.
In short, Web1.0 refers to the first generation of the Internet, represented by early portals and search sites, such as China.com, Sina, Netease, and Sohu in China. Its main feature is that the network platform provides one-way services to users. content. At this stage, users can only passively receive the content delivered by the network, and cannot participate in the network.
The second generation of the Internet is exactly the Internet era we are now in. On the basis of the first generation of the Internet, there have been major innovations-users and platforms form interactions. Users no longer passively accept the content delivered by the network platform, and can even Create your own content on the platform. For example, users can post text and pictures on social platforms such as Weibo, and upload their own film and television works on video sites such as station B.
The third-generation Internet is also known as the next-generation Internet. Its emergence will perfectly solve the biggest shortcoming of the second-generation Internet-most of the Internet information is concentrated in the hands of various centralized companies, and user information data has almost no privacy at all. Fear.
The third-generation Internet will rely on blockchain technology to achieve decentralization. The decentralized storage, inability to tamper with, and information encryption of blockchain technology can subvert the current monopoly of Internet giants, change the problem of data service providers’ abuse of authority, and return Internet rights to individual network participants.
The state of decentralization is the core concept of the third generation of the Internet, and it is also the pursuit of Internet people who have given up a generous annual salary and turned to virtual technology. “It feels a bit like the 90s of last century. It’s like the journey of the rise of the Internet is all over again. Everything is still so early, so chaotic, and full of opportunities.” The CEO of search engine startup Neeva and a former Google executive Sridar Ramaswami said.
Generally speaking, Web3.0 is still in a relatively early stage, and it is more at the level of application exploration. For Web3.0, we may be able to hold patience and expectation to witness and participate in the construction of a new Internet that truly belongs to us.
The same goes for the Metaverse and NFT that complement Web3. Tsinghua University’s “Metacosm Development Research Report 2020-2021” stated that Metaverse is the ultimate form of the mobile Internet currently visible, but because the Metaverse industry is still in the early development stage, it has the characteristics of immaturity and instability of emerging industries. There are at least ten major risks such as capital manipulation, public opinion bubbles, ethical constraints, monopoly tension, industry involution, computing power pressure, economic risk, addiction risk, privacy risk, and intellectual property protection. The industry and the market need to return to rationality.
Grasp the opportunity rationally and “impatient” out of our new world!
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