the old internet as psyche

polystyle

Well-known member
Virtual real estate ...

As we see now, virtual real estate is def going to be a thing.


At first blush, i thought it was as silly as Grimes and her big NFT caper ...
But in fact, for anyone who has read Snow Crash , VRE has been a long time coming.

Certainly - i will take bets - the P Thiel's ( and their er, type ' ) , Elon and G ( and their type, surely role models for Silicon V types) will jump right in on it and debase it to some extreme.

A home on Mars ? why not ?
Under the sea ? ok
Just as in that animation movie - WALL - E , some types are going to be living out of their big potty chairs, never getting up as the couch goes with them.

It would be entrained into our platform X btw.
 

wild greens

Well-known member
I mean virtual real estate has already been a thing to different generations. I don't know if people here know what Habbo Hotel is but I have young cousins that were obsessed with that one. Seems the same with Minecraft too, now Roblox is the big one and worth ££

What the likes of these foundation apps are doing with these NFTs (and to a lesser extent I guess Elon Musk w/ this talk of chips in your brain and shit), is to try and normalise or introduce internet/incel (you are not doing this if you are slinging dick as Joey Diaz would opine) uptake of the conceptual product and to monetise the instinct that has worked successfully for the kids

So- I agree, I think is what the NFT market really is- though I do see people who are getting suckered into it thinking it's an artistic utopia- it is an attempt to try and generate the art market for usage in VR apartments full of shite endlessly rolling videos etc. It will work for a very specific sub-section but does it really become mainstream? Most people are happy with a print in the kitchen. Lot of money in it short term if you look at foundation auctions etc.

The thing is with VR is the credible real-life market there for it yet ? I dunno.

I think things like tiktok & insta before it- maybe even vine though was a lot more abstract- nod more towards a real future where you're creating an internet portal that allows people to share in your life (see onlyfans as most crude modern fiscal example), not creating your life within the portal.

"the old internet as psyche" is probably right in regards to where this part of it is going as it is really older men trying to invent an internet full of niche crypto concepts and that
 

wektor

Well-known member
Getting beyond topic, anyway ...
Today Ethereum's hd Lubin announces Palm ...

directing revenue towards co2 reduction? guess no one thought of a more simple solution to this
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member

Hirst launches the Palm platform with a drop of 10,000 works on paper linked to NFTs that “explore the boundaries of art and currency”​

I think Damien Hirst has been exploring the boundaries between art and currency for decades, the fucking chancer.
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine

Obviously this is a nostalgia thing, but you get some old internet from it. With websites like this, you can go deeper into the creators world, compared to quick social media posts. Or even if the SoMe posts are longform, they are still tied to a certain format. Social media's interactivity is great, but I have started to miss old internet sites which were creator's own worlds. You can still do them ofcourse, but how many will do in SoMe age?
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine
I hope smaller artists make good money from NFTs, but there's some downsides when you consider the original spirit of internet. The whole point of digital/internet is that files can be duplicated/streamed effortlessly, and everyone has inclusive access to them. Some may criticize that it takes away e.g. music's value, but I think that's just internet's inclusivity, whereas NFTs are bringing material world exclusivity to internet. But then again, this might be just tendency for humans to have exclusivity/ownership, as isn't digital's/internet's devaluation of things been criticized quite a long time now?

I don't want to be negative about NFTs though, as I really hope that not just big artists, but also the smaller ones will make money from it.
 

woops

is not like other people
what's weird about NFTs is the flickering value, the investment in a moment
 

gremino

Moster Sirphine
i love the fanzine mentality, indie culture can immerse you deeply in another world, all you want is to be part of it
That cyberzine is great. It has a human feel in it. Meaning that you can really feel that it is personal work of a human.
 

woops

is not like other people
That cyberzine is great. It has a human feel in it. Meaning that you can really feel that it is personal work of a human.
even if it's stuff you already knew, you feel the immediacy of it. by contrast, if it's stuff you know nothing about, you want badly to engage with it
 
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