In today’s episode of The Metaverse Podcast, we’re serving up the alpha of Web3 for our listeners. This is the audio version of our freshly released thesis, recorded by our host and CEO, Jamie Burke.
The thesis charts the major threats facing The Open Metaverse including regulation and centralization, whilst also highlighting the tremendous opportunities that Web3 still holds for for AI, data privacy, and the broader creative landscape. This thesis is a continuation of a conversation around the implementation and evolution of The Open Metaverse, originally proposed by Outlier Ventures in 2021.
SECTION 1 (00:21)
INTRODUCTION: THE OPEN METAVERSE REVISITED
We start by looking at what has changed since we published our first Open Metaverse thesis in 2021, and guide you through the position of this thesis.
SECTION 2 (03:58)
THE OPEN METAVERSE UNDER PRESSURE
The system we call The Open Metaverse is under pressure from all sides. We dive into how regulation and centralization have affected our vision.
SECTION 3 (14:39)
THE RISKS OF WEB2.5
Since we published The Open Metaverse OS in 2021, the core ideas of Web3 and the Open Metaverse have fragmented. We take you through a few examples of how.
SECTION 4 (24:23)
INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY IN THE OPEN METAVERSE
New technologies are helping Web3 communities continue to iterate on the vision of The Open Metaverse. Let’s look at a few examples.
SECTION 5 (37:22)
CONCLUSION: THE WAY FORWARD
We explore a way forward from this point, whilst inviting you, the reader, to take part in shaping the direction of this set of ideas.