Open Metaverse

I’m old enough to remember when ‘going online’ meant this:

If you had asked ten experts in January 2000 how we would connect to the internet in the 2020s, at least half would’ve predicted that we’d still be using a centralized platform like AOL to access the internet.

It’s very unlikely that we’ll all be living in Facebook’s Meta-Verse in 2040. But even a small chance that we get stuck in a centralized metaverse is a risk we can’t afford to take.

We must ensure that an open metaverse wins the future.

This idea is a work-in-progress. If you’d like to riff on it, hit me up @neilthanedar on Twitter.

Published by Neil Thanedar

Neil Thanedar is a scientist, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and activist. He is the founder & CEO of Air to All, a 501(c)3 nonprofit medical device startup designing low-cost respirators and ventilators for COVID-19 and beyond. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Labdoor, a consumer watchdog that independently tests and ranks supplements and other health products for its 20M+ users. He previously co-founded Avomeen Analytical Services, a product development and testing lab acquired for $30M+ in 2016. He has worked with community organizations since 2007 and political campaigns since 2016 to fight for better education and economic opportunities in Michigan.