Clinamenic

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Beyond that, I see no longer see any place for the pro-web3 half of the dialect on Dissensus. I'm finally starting to concede the floor to 80's pop music or whatever else proves of enduring interest here, and I will take my technobabble elsewhere.
 

Clinamenic

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I didn't need to lash out like that, just struck a nerve is all. I more or less work in the public goods sector of web3, and we tend to tire of people thinking of us as scammers.
 

catalog

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i don't think this is gonna quite the same way as the internet of things went, but it's also not gonna be as quick as everyone is assuming. like me friend said, it's only happening once we all get our goggles.
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah the current wave of metaverse hype is pretty much built around a vision of goofy video games and ersatz virtual assets. The various technologies underpinning these things are only getting better though, which is worth bearing in mind.

To me the actual trend is how we are spending now a third of our lives on screens, dealing less with people and events directly, but more with digital representations of people and events. The term metaverse does semantically apply to this trend, it just happens to be facilely sensationalized to drive investment.
 

catalog

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Yeah the current wave of metaverse hype is pretty much built around a vision of goofy video games and ersatz virtual assets. The various technologies underpinning these things are only getting better though, which is worth bearing in mind.

To me the actual trend is how we are spending now a third of our lives on screens, dealing less with people and events directly, but more with digital representations of people and events. The term metaverse does semantically apply to this trend, it just happens to be facilely sensationalized to drive investment.

The unevenness of it is a factor and I do think, maybe I'm incorrect, that in say the last 5 years, there has also been plenty of pushback to the screen and people are trying to get off them a bit if they can.

So you might look at eg plateau of ebooks sales versus print, or maybe this Netflix slowdown.

I don't know if its anything real but I do feel there is a new agnosticism to tech that wasn't really around a few years ago.
 

Clinamenic

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Yeah I definitely sense that too. I even suspect it may culminate into more of an out-right anti-tech movement, which may align certain strains of both the far left and far right. Or it may manifest as more of a lukewarm, centrist moderation of screen-time, which I wouldn't really call anti-tech.
 

catalog

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Yeah, I think some kind of nature fascism could be on the cards. Like an update of all the Unfinished 60s stuff but also back to vandervogel and Ernest haeckel and all that.

And yeah, the softer side will be the continued wellbeing agenda of yoga with adrienne and brain training apps
 
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