An interview with Aragorn Meulendijks from your open metaverse

Today at CryptoNewsZ we are in conversation with the multifaceted Aragorn Meulendijks, who is CMO for Your Open Metaverse – the world’s first layer 1 metaverse platform that enables brands, companies and artists to take advantage of its instant interoperability between their ‘metaspaces / experiences’ creates the first real ‘Metavers’ of sustainable environments.

CryptoNewsZ: Hello and welcome to CryptoNewsZ Aragorn, it’s an honor to have you with us today. Our readers want to know what sparked your interest in Metaverse crypto and blockchain?

These are actually 2 separate questions. My love for Metaverse started when I was just a boy. At the time, of course, I did not call it “metavers”, but it was just a young boy’s dream of a virtual world full of adventure. A digital future, inspired by films like Tron and The Matrix, where we as humans could take part in endless adventures and experiences and explore our own imagination. It was this dream, driven by my mother’s acquisition of a Commodore 64 computer that I could play with in 1989, that led to my passion for technology. Although I was never really an engineer, I was always an early adopter. Interested in new technologies, building my own computers and experimenting with software. So when bitcoin first appeared in 2010, I was obviously one of the early users. I tried. He… remembered a few… left it on Mount Gox and forgot it… until it turned out I had lost my precious hundreds of BTC. (which I will now try to recover … but that’s a different story.)

CryptoNewsZ: We’re curious about what led to the creation of the world’s first layer 1 metaverse platform?

Truth be told, I only found the term “Layer-1”, but the real geniuses behind that term were Daniel van der Waals, our founder, and Jorrit Velzeboer, our CTO. Daniel started chasing his dream of delivering virtual meeting rooms to businesses in 2012. At the time, people thought he was just crazy. You have to keep in mind that back then, even Zoom did not exist. Video calls were still in their infancy and here is this weirdo who thought we would meet in the virtual space!

Daniel was a visionary, but he was not, like me, a real engineer, so he found himself one. An ingenious entrepreneur and technician, Jorrit, our CTO. Jorrit set out to build the technical vision of a platform that would be able to create and hold events and meetings that Daniel had imagined … and that was the start. They then brought in Alex van der Baan, our CEO, who had the business acumen, experience and network to help them attract the right people and money … and when they successfully completed the first round, I was hired as the first or second employee. with Arthur our Unreal Engine Dev, to become CMO.

CryptoNewsZ: Why is the meta-verse such a revolutionary concept?

The metaverse represents the beginning of a process that will ultimately represent a paradigm shift in how people interact with each other and reality itself. Driven by the growing age of a handful of extremely powerful and converging technologies. Blockchain, Spatial Computing and AI are the 3 basic technologies, but there are others, all integrated, such as human-machine interface, high-bandwidth wireless data transmission, power balancing technology. network load…. Etc.

CryptoNewsZ: Can you identify the components in modern metaverse environments?

Interoperability, persistence, three-dimensional space and decentralization of data.
There are currently many projects that call themselves “metavers”, but the truth is that there will be only one metaverse, which will be the collective of all these projects, which will be interoperable with each other, others and of a lasting nature. They must exist all the time, just as the physical reality is always there for us, the bar down the street exists even though we are not there even though it is closed. The same goes for these experiences. I call them experiences instead of space, because that’s what the metaverse represents.

Space is something that means something in the physical world, but not in a virtual world, because there it is literally infinite. Everything will therefore depend on the experience we can gain. Three-dimensional space is also important, the metaverse itself is not virtual reality, as it depends on wearing a helmet, but it is inherently three-dimensional and in the future maybe even four-dimensional, including time as a dimension that we can cross. and virtual reality. Finally, decentralized data is important because it is what separates the real metavers from the false metavers as it is imagined by companies like Meta. The metaverset represents an opportunity to take back control of our data and our privacy. Our digital life can become ours again.

Aragorn, at CryptoNewsZ, thank you for sharing your wonderful insights and insights into the YOM ecosystem and wish you tremendous success in all your amazing endeavors.

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