Metaverse Politics – Digital Totalitarianism or Digital Federation

A digital dystopia may be on the horizon.

This doesn’t have to be a welcome thing – but, today I just wanted to talk about a series of interesting thoughts on the concept that popped into my head over the weekend.

As the Internet moved from a Web2 model to a Web3 model, and the concept of the Metaverse became more prominent, my mind was taken to a deeper and more hidden place.

Our society’s perception of reality is slowly shifting. Digitizing our physical reality is a priority for most of society in order to automate, increase efficiency, and improve quality of life across the board.

I am one of them. Web3 is a revolutionary innovation that makes people more independent. Things that once needed to be done by purchasing a service are now self-fulfilling through the web 3.

However, what happens when the technology goes too far? Can it really go that far?

Will we enter a digital dystopia?

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What is a digital dystopia?

A “digital dystopia,” “cyber dystopia,” or “algorithmic dystopia” refers to an alternative future or present in which digital technologies or algorithms cause significant social disruption. –Wikipedia

This concept has been around for a long time. It refers to the sudden leap in our digital technology development to the point of subverting reality to the point of chaos.

Although this possibility is unlikely, the name of cryptocurrency is always mentioned in conjunction with the “anarchist” point of view, so this possibility, we still have to explore.

In theory, we could indeed create a series of federal governance networks. Society must then decide which network’s rules to adopt and obey. In this context, where people are in a digital space and dominate the daily activities of most people, what will the next step for our society look like?

In my vision, I call it the “digital federation model.”

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The future of the web – the digital federation model

Web3 – It includes blockchain, general ML/AI, edge computing and interoperability, has all the tools to make it happen.

Blockchain is great for defining rules and records. It records what happened when, who was involved, what actions were performed, and whether those actions followed the rules of the network. In other words, the blockchain can almost act as an information management agency.

Also, most blockchains are interoperable. Take Polkadot or Cosmos, which is a relay chain composed of many other chains (called parachains), each with its own applications, rules, and ecosystem. However, they all have a common relay chain to form the internet of blockchains.

So the digital federation model can work in much the same way.

Imagine if every state in the US was represented by an umbrella chain – each with their own laws, regulations, nuances, etc. They can all communicate with each other through a common relay chain – the federal government chain.

Depending on how it’s implemented, it could actually provide more transparency to ruling institutions, corporations, or other organizations that need transparency.

In fact, there are many positive aspects to this model, as it promotes transparency, efficiency, and trust between citizens and governing institutions.

How does the Metaverse fit into all this?

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The Metaverse generally refers to transforming the internet into a more immersive and universal experience. It usually aims to simulate virtual reality through VR/AR technology.

While blockchain, AI, and other “back-end” web3 technologies provide the infrastructure, the Metaverse acts as the “front-end” of the infrastructure. In other words, these federated spaces can be simulated and created visually in the Metaverse.

This is also where a digital dystopia can come into play , as the use of these joint rule chains can take place entirely in the Metaverse – leading to an ultimate reliance on digital technology, but not enough in the real world.

The Metaverse can indeed provide an alternate reality for socializing, running a business, and more.

But its impact on health — both physical and mental — can be profound. If our society chooses to go this route, a balance must be struck to avoid any long-term damage or harm to society from this technology.

in conclusion

My articles usually deal with technical use cases for Web3 – however, I think it is necessary to provide the idea for this article. Web3 This technology is a double-edged sword. It could make humans strong and free, but it could also further plunge people into a virtual world, a world that has proven to be detrimental to mental and physical health.

Web3 is the future and it’s very powerful. How we use it is important, and even more important is understanding what it can do for us.

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