Zhou Hongyi: Facebook-style Metaverse represents the decline of mankind

Unlike Liu Cixin’s status as a science fiction writer, Zhou Hongyi is a well-known entrepreneur and entrepreneur in the field of science and technology, and his views on the “meta universe” may be more representative.

One||The view that “Meta universe represents the decline of mankind” has a premise, that is, if the meta universe truly develops in accordance with Facebook’s vision, then it does not represent the future of mankind, but will lead to the decline of mankind. “

2||The meta universe, it should be a world that highly integrates the physical world, virtual world and human society.

III||In the true meta-universe era, cyber threats surpass traditional security threats and become one of the main threats to digital civilization. Security risks pervade all scenarios in the digital age, directly affecting national security, national defense security, economic security, social security, and even personal security. Specifically, digital security faces seven complex security issues and security challenges in eight scenarios.

Investors who focus on the meta-universe track are a bit annoying recently.

On the one hand, the regulatory authorities have increasingly tightened the supervision of the meta-universe concept stocks. Its leading product, Zhongqingbao (300052.SZ), will receive a letter of concern on the evening of November 23. This is the third time the stock has closed since the end of October. Letter of concern to the exchange. In fact, more than a dozen meta universe concept stocks have received attention letters from the exchange since November, including Yishang Show (002751.SZ), Tianxia Show (600556.SH), Chinese Online (300364.SZ), etc. .

On the other hand, the voices of public opinion being conservative or opposed to the meta universe have gradually increased. After Liu Cixin, a well-known science fiction writer, stated that Metaverse is a spiritual poison, Zhou Hongyi, the founder of 360 Group, also expressed a shocking view in a program that “Metaverse does not represent the future, but represents the decline of mankind”.

Unlike Liu Cixin’s status as a science fiction writer, Zhou Hongyi is a well-known entrepreneur and entrepreneur in the field of science and technology, and his views on the “meta universe” may be more representative.

Focusing on the topic of “Meta Universe”, Zhou Hongyi accepted an online interview with a reporter from Economic Observation Network on the afternoon of November 23, and systematically expressed his understanding of “Meta Universe”. The following is the content of the interview——

01 The Facebook-style meta-universe is nothing more than a different way of involution of civilization

Reporter: Hello, Mr. Zhou. Your views on Metaverse are really shocking recently. What do you think of the development direction of this new technology of Metaverse?

Zhou Hongyi: When it comes to Metaverse, my opinion may offend many people. This concept has been very hot recently. The prices of many related concept stocks have risen as a result, and many companies have found new ways to collect money. For these, I am actually not optimistic.

But what I want to emphasize is that the view that “meta universe represents the decline of mankind” has a premise, that is, if the meta universe truly develops in accordance with Facebook’s vision, then it does not represent the future of mankind, but will lead to the decline of mankind.

why would you said this? Because in the meta-universe model envisioned by Facebook, humans can get rid of the constraints of reality, and they can achieve achievements in reality without hard work. In this way, everyone lives in an illusory space, looking for instant gratification like games. For example, you can change your face if you want a better look, you can recharge if you want clothes, and eventually you don’t even need to wear VR glasses, just keep them closed. The eyes are lying on the bed with tubes inserted and supplied with nutrient solution. By stimulating brain waves, countless hallucinations and images can be produced, and they become the same as the human battery in the movie “The Matrix.”

If the meta-universe is really developed and realized in this mode, then humans will only socialize in the virtual world at that time, and the younger generation will be immersed in the virtual society every day, and get the same satisfaction as the “inception space”; such a meta-universe , I don’t think it will bring real development to human society.

I always believe that the development direction of human technology should be to solve the problem of nuclear fusion, to achieve energy freedom, to solve the problem of cosmic navigation, and to get out of the earth; because sooner or later human civilization will be involved in the small island of the earth, the Facebook-like meta-universe, It is nothing more than to change the way and carry out civilization involution in the virtual world.

02 The ultimate form of the meta universe should integrate the physical world, virtual world and human society to a high degree

Reporter: What kind of model do you think the ideal metaverse will look like? Now the market has such a view that the end of the Internet is the meta universe. Do you think this will be the case?

Zhou Hongyi: I personally think that the virtual reality imagined by the metaverse will construct a world beyond the offline world. It will take a long time to come. Of course, if we talk about the ultimate form, the meta-universe as I understand it, it should be a world that highly integrates the physical world, virtual world and human society.

why would you said this?

First of all, I always adhere to materialism, the world is material. With the development of digitalization, we must build a digital twin world based on the real world, which objectively reflects the material world. If we create a digital model that truly reflects the energy movement of the material world, and continue to improve, this technology can undoubtedly promote the better development of human society.

Secondly, the ideal form of the meta-universe, its main function is to help mankind understand the world more comprehensively and reflect the material world. After all, the purpose of science is to better understand the objective world so as to transform the world. And human beings still have to solve the energy problem, solve the problem of food, work, and live in the material world.

03 The first step to build a meta-universe is to build a secure infrastructure

Reporter: If the meta-universe era really comes, how will it overturn the current Internet ecology? For example, how to define security?

Zhou Hongyi: If the meta universe really comes, the definition of network security will be too narrow; because with the development of digital technology, mankind has entered the era of digital civilization, and the information security challenges we face have evolved from the initial computer security and network security. For digital security. With the software to redefine the world in the digital security of full-time interwoven fusion generation of digital threats and the real world, cyber attacks will cause direct damage to the real world.

In the true meta-universe era, cyber threats surpass traditional security threats and become one of the main threats to digital civilization. Security risks pervade all scenarios in the digital age, directly affecting national security, national defense security, economic security, social security, and even personal security. Specifically, digital security faces seven complex security issues and security challenges in eight scenarios.

The so-called seven issues, which means: application security, supply chain security, cloud security, high data security, network security communications, IOT network security full, the new terminal security.

The eight major scenarios are: critical infrastructure, industrial Internet, car networking, energy Internet, digital finance, smart medical care, digital government, and smart city.

A few typical examples, such as the US pipeline attacks occurred this year, hacker attacks as a direct result of extortion US East Coast oil supply problems, are not added to gasoline, directly to the United States declared a state of emergency; Or for car prices clouds An attack on the end network may cause a normal driving car to lose control. A few days ago, Tesla had a network disconnection, which once again proved that the cloud network of car companies has challenges.

In fact, since 2014, our 360 has hacked Tesla’s Internet of Vehicles system three times in a row; just imagine that if a hacker successfully attacks the cloud network of a car company, it will directly affect the personal safety of every car owner.

I think the first thing to do to build a meta-universe is to build a secure infrastructure. Because in the meta-universe, the cyber threats facing mankind are not less than those at present, but they will become more severe and will greatly promote the occurrence of new types of cyber crimes. From this perspective, all security challenges in the meta-universe era will rise to a new dimension, with broader threats and greater harm; this also shows from another aspect that the development of digital technology and security threats are always proportional of.

Reporter: The construction of Metaverse is inseparable from the security infrastructure. So, does your company have plans to participate in the tide of construction of Metaverse?

Zhou Hongyi: 360 is still in the wait-and-see stage for the metaverse. Even if it wants to participate, it will guard the order and safety of the metaverse just like the men in black in the Matrix. Of course, contrary to the plot of the movie, we must be the party of justice.

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