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Tuesday, July 30, 2019


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Bring on Oasis.... you know you want to! and not the Lame oasis from the movie, but the one from the book!


The Internet is anonymous, or seems so to me. I mean its like a field that no one owns and anyone can use in any way they wish, a blank sheet of paper, a lump of clay etc, etc, and that is what makes it the great thing it is. I find it very hard to believe anyone in these restricted times would create, or be allowed to create, something that the first principal of must be that they cannot control it. If it is not out of control then it will not be a Metaverse. These gaming people operate in intensely restricted worlds of rules and censorship. I doubt they have ever experienced a virtual world without boundaries. Or a world that does not need games in order to have a purpose. Its a bit like that free speech saying “I disagree with what you say but I will defend your right to say it". The moment you think, now what should or should not be in a Metaverse you destroy it. All you can do is open the free space and provide the tools for creation. Anything past that must be in the hands of the user, and the user must not be restricted in any way.
A true metaverse will have as much , maybe more, bad, sick, even illegal, content as good. Everything you hate about the Metaverse would be the things that make it what it is and keeps it free. And of course it must be free to use for everyone forever. It seems to me that the true Metaverse would more likely be created by someone who remains anonymous, they create it in a spirit of rebellion against all restriction, and release in secret to the disgust of authorities. But as you say, who wants this Metaverse, apart from the games companies, who think they know what a Metaverse is already, just one big wall to wall game, or a flowery art space where everyone is nice to each other and create nice things.


Fortnite? Why not League of Legends? Or World of Warcraft? The examples he chooses are silly, at best. I have due respect for Kent Bye, but drawing the WWW into the equation is equally silly.These people don't follow history. I submit for consideration John P. Barlow's "A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace". This has all been debated before, with many of the same results.

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