Metavers: progress or disaster?

By Tom Benoit, philosopher and essayist

Tribune. As a preamble, I must bring my definition of this devil or this dream called metaverse, and whose name is immediately thrown around a meeting, a lunch, on a television or radio, ‘we like to conclude that it will be a matter of innovation, the future, money, back and forth and future smiles.

Progress and disaster are two sides of the same coin, Hannah Arendt said.

The meta-verse is nothing worse, and nothing more, than a digital beyond – a version of the digital that no longer requires the presence of the screen so that one can feel, smell, touch and not just see and believe; in the metaverse, observation becomes conviction and representation becomes will, or at least it pretends to be.

I told JT for LCP a few weeks ago Meta Entertainment World, the world’s first metaverse summit, which took place in Monaco in April last year, just like every entity, the metaverse consists of a body structuring as well as an energetic body.
The hologram is the body of the metaverse, crypronomonias is the energy segment. Inside each field, in any microcosm, a body hierarchies and energy circulates; this is the case in industry, in the cinema, in love stories or even in the economy, probably more than anywhere else …

It is only necessary to understand that a currency is nothing but a reserve of energy, that the traditional monetary system derives its energy from the movements that humans use on earth, work, exchange, and that in the metaverse no energy production can ever be activated.

No matter how burning they are, fantasies are not lived passions; however credible it may seem, Metaverset will never replace reality.

Therefore, it will be necessary to continue to drain human energy to animate the metaverse and thus, for example, to build metaverse territories, metaverse real estate. Architecture is a concrete art, and real estate is an essential sector; the metaverse will not displace either.

In addition to the consequences of the dramatic, isolated and recurring conflicts that characterize the tragedy in our society, I would also like to point out that if there is an energy crisis today, it is mainly because the world population has no more!

In addition, it is to be expected that the metaverse will fit well into the real world, as a management system to assist a civilization that has become digitally dependent.

The metaverse will also initially make it possible to secure certain cryptocurrencies. The sustainability of these depends on the reliability of the partnerships established. The alliances between cryptocurrency companies and metaverse operators will make it possible to materialize a perfect virtual financial system through data processing.

The exchange between cryptocurrencies and metaverse territories, controlled and owned by companies belonging to the same environment, will over time trace a vicious circle that will order a system that is not dependent in advance on any insurance induced by an underlying utilitarianism that was hitherto the case for an economic scheme subject to market law.

On the other hand, to those who wonder about the credibility of an investment in metaverse real estate, I declare that the value for virtual reasons should not be compared to a real estate investment, but that it will not be less reliable than an investment in life insurance. A note in itself is worth nothing; the value that states and banks around the world assign to it gives it all its appeal. This will be the case for metaverse territories when the market is officially defined and locked, as the Internet, the monetary system, the real estate market, the stock market, etc. were in the past.

Tom Benoit

Tom Benoit


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