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.