By Tom Benoit, philosopher and essayist
Grandstand. As a preamble, I have to bring my definition of this devil or this dream called the Metaverse, and whose name is immediately thrown around a meeting, a luncheon, a television or radio set, ‘We want to conclude that it will be a question of invention, Future, money, back and forth and future laughs.
Progress and catastrophe are two sides of the same coin, Hannah Arendt told us.
The metaverse is nothing worse, and nothing more, than a digital one – a version of the digital that no longer requires the presence of a screen, allows for feeling, smelling, touching and simply seeing. In the metaverse, observation becomes conviction and representation becomes desire, or at least pretends to be.
As I told LCP’s JT a few weeks ago at Meta Entertainment World, the world’s first Metaverse Summit held in Monaco last April, like every entity, the Metaverse is a body structure as well as an energetic body.
The hologram is the body of the metaverse, the crypronomonius is the energy segment. Within each field, within each microcosm, a body stratifies and energy circulates; It happens in art, in movies, in love stories and even in economics, surely more than anywhere else….
Only, it needs to be understood that a currency is nothing more than a reserve of energy, that the traditional monetary system draws its energy from the movement that people work on earth, exchange, and, in the metaverse, engage in some energy production. can never be activated.
No matter how fiery they are, fantasies are not livable emotions; While it may sound plausible, the metaverse will never replace reality.
Therefore, it is necessary to continue extracting human energy to animate the Metaverse and thus, for example, create Metaverse territory, Metaverse real estate. Architecture is a concrete industry and an essential sector of real estate; Metaverse won’t replace either.
Incidentally, beyond the consequences of dramatic, one-sided and recurring conflicts in our society’s tragedies, I would point out that if there is an energy crisis today, it is mainly because the world population is not high!
Furthermore, what should be expected is that the metaverse will fit well with the real world, as a management system for a civilization that has become digitally dependent.
Metaverse will initially make it possible to secure some crypto-currencies. Their sustainability depends on the reliability of the partnership determined. Alliances made between cryptocurrency companies and metaverse operators will make it possible to implement an entire virtual economic scheme through computing.
The exchange between cryptocurrency and metaverse territories, controlled and owned by companies belonging to the same environment, will over time find a virtuous circle that will order a system that, a priori, does not rely on any insurance motivated by an inherent utilitarianism as it was governed by the laws of the market. As far as an economic project is concerned.
On the other hand, those who wonder about the reliability of investing in metaverse real estate, I declare that the value of the virtual plot cannot be compared with real estate investment, but it will not be less reliable than life insurance is an investment.
A bank note is worthless by itself; The value that states and banks around the world place on it gives it all its appeal. This will be the case in metaverse regions when markets are formally defined and locked, such as previously the Internet, currency systems, real estate markets, stock markets…