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Everyone Wants to Own the Metaverse
What a week! Unbelievable what has happened around the Metaverse in just one week. Could you keep up - or do you need an update?
To make a long story short: everybody and their dog wants to join the Metaverse after Facebook made its bold Meta move. So once again, thanks for all the attention (and money), Mark Zuckerberg!
What we are experiencing right now is definitely hype-driven, but it also shows how much the trend that started decades ago has long since solidified.
First of all, a number that is really exciting, because VR seems to be much bigger than many assume - and the 250,000 MAU at Oculus for example make you expect.
And before we indulge in virtuality, a must-read article on growth (and climate): »The Metaverse and (near-)infinite economic growth. In a world of bits, who needs to bash metal?«
And while last week it looked like Meta and Microsoft were going to fight over the Metaverse, now they seem to want to cooperate there (as well). Remember? Teams is to become Mesh - and move with avatars into the Metaverse...
But let's talk about money and the companies that want to use it in very different ways.
And last but not least, the question of all questions remains: Will the Metaverse be (old style) Internet-like decentralized - or just the next centralized walled garden? What do you think?
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