In 2021, John and I decided to investigate the metaverse in our fourth-ever Mint One (WAX Lyrical then) podcast episode: What Is the Metaverse? We decided to revisit it and see what has changed.
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In last week’s episode, we did a wrap-up of Web3’s presence at GDC 2023. This week, we’re wading back into the murky waters of the metaverse to see how much it has changed.
Mint One Podcast, Episode 62: Revisiting the Metaverse
I don’t revel in the requirement of listening to our early episodes, back when it was called WAX Lyrical. As I mention in this recording, our second episode was a disaster and I refuse to re-listen, so I feared for episode four, though it wasn’t quite as rough as I suspected. We covered the blurriness around the term “metaverse”, what definitions we have, and what projects are actively looking to build it.
Web3 is a strange space where time moves both quickly and slowly, and the metaverse sector of it exemplifies that. In some regards, we have learned what needs to be in place for a metaverse to function, but in others, many are now pulling in different directions and we still don’t have a true metaverse. There are several metaverse games that are strong early approximations, but for it to realize the slightly sci-fi ambition of a digital existence, we need so much more.
In this episode, we discuss what’s changed since 2021, what’s stayed the same, and who the frontrunners are for creating the metaverse.
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