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Prominent metaverse expert and former Amazon Studios Strategy Head Matthew Ball explains why complete blockchain decentralization is a myth — and lays out the ways the metaverse could revolutionize education and dating as we know it
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Prominent metaverse expert Matthew Ball believes that a completely decentralized network is a myth.
He broke down how virtual environments can enhance current educational and dating possiblities.
For broader appeal, Ball also sees the future of gaming moving towards socialization and creation.
When author Neal Stephenson coined the term metaverse in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash,” its connotation at the time was as an urban environment within the context of a dystopian futuristic society. Today, it’s come to symbolize the next great evolution of the internet — the manifestation of a more physical version of the digital world.
Or as prominent metaverse expert, venture capitalist, and former Amazon Studios Strategy Head Matthew Ball described it to host Tyler Cowen in the July 15 episode of the “Conversations With Tyler” podcast, “a massively scaled and interoperable network of 3D-rendered, real-time virtual worlds, which can be experienced persistently and synchronously by an effectively unlimited number of users, each with an individual sense of presence.””What I am effectively describing is a virtual […]