Hello there, folks! It’s Dima Babanov here, your friendly Ukrainian entrepreneur running the web3-native personal computer startup from the beautiful Nordic lands of Finland. We’ve got a real treat in store for you today – we’re going to delve deep into the tumultuous, exhilarating world of Web3 and Metaverse spiced up with the drama of East versus West, and the power dynamics in the world of tech. Buckle up, because this is going to be a rollercoaster!
Web3 and Metaverse are often being mixed up. Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of worldwide web, brings even more confusion introducing web 3.0, different by just one whitespace, one zero and one dot. And it’s hard to really distinguish between them for the normal peps. Especially coz media are using Metaverse and Web3 to randomly put under one or other the same or mixing scope of markets and technologies.
But we believe the most important is to follow the proper Mission, as the folklore wisdom teaches us: “As you name the boat, so shall it float”. Which is extremely important for me, pushing forward the effort of AR.VO, the web3 native personal computer as a sustainable and definitely for public benefit technology product.
So, that’s why the whole story around the web3 versus metaverse clash on the battlegrounds of the Clickbait War.
Now, I want you to cast your minds back to 480 BC, to the arid lands of Greece. Picture the Battle of Thermopylae where 300 brave Spartans defended their homeland against the mighty Persian army. In our digital version, it's the Western Zuckerbertarians squaring off against the Eastern Emperiortarians. We're talking about millions versus billions, a thrilling spectacle of amplitude ability versus granditude nature. A true David and Goliath situation, only in this case, the setting is the digital realm.
Before we continue our digital Battle of Thermopylae, let’s take a detour for glancing through the other potential battlefields of the Clickbait War as per our narrative. Not long ago, I discussed the EU’s stance on crypto regulation. Our journey today, though seemingly different, is deeply intertwined with this context. You see, the regulatory climate influences the battleground where our modern-day Spartans – the Western Zuckerbertarians and the Eastern Emperiortarians – are fighting. Understanding one helps us better comprehend the other.
Let's bring in Nvidia, the world's most valuable chipmaker, into our narrative. Recently, Nvidia unveiled new AI products, among them an AI supercomputer platform called DGX GH200. This platform will aid tech companies in creating successors to ChatGPT, with Meta, Google, and Microsoft expected to be among the first users. Now, the company's foray into AI shows the West's strategy of using technological innovation to solidify its stance in our digital battle.
Nvidia's moves bring us to a cautionary tale from the visionary Elon Musk. In a talk at VivaTech conference, Musk warned about the risk of AI, stating there's a danger for digital superintelligence having negative consequences. He advocated for AI regulation because AI could pose a risk to the public. It's like our modern-day Spartans wielding weapons that could harm their own side if not handled with care. Musk's warnings add another layer to our battle narrative, painting a picture of the perils in the quest for technological superiority.
Speaking of battles, let's talk about an actual feud brewing between two tech titans – Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. Following Musk's challenge for a "cage fight" on Twitter, Zuckerberg responded by demanding a location. Musk's reply was "Vegas Octagon," hinting at a unique move he calls 'The Walrus'. This playful feud mirrors our larger battle of Web3 versus Metaverse, where both sides are constantly jabbing, striving to gain an edge over the other. And it seems Musk is already preparing his "Walrus" move.
While this sparring plays out, let's look at Google, currently being sued by Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the United States. Gannett claims Google monopolizes the digital ad market, reducing revenue for publishers and Google's ad-tech rivals. This lawsuit underscores the tension in the digital landscape, a pivotal factor in the grand showdown between Web3 and the Metaverse. It's as if our Zuckerbertarians and Emperiortarians are not just fighting each other, but also dealing with internal squabbles.
Finally, let’s move eastwards to Binance, the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchange. Recently, Belgium's FSMA regulator ordered Binance to stop offering virtual currency services in the country. This move demonstrates the ongoing battle between the regulatory bodies and market stakeholders, and its impact on the grand narrative of Web3 versus Metaverse.
So, it’s here we are now, back to unpacking the grit of this battle between web3 and metaverse worlds. Let’s start with tracing back the roots of our key warriors – Web3 and Metaverse. Our journey begins in 2008 with the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto. Nakamoto birthed Bitcoin, essentially ushering-in the dawn of Web3. On the other hand, the concept of the Metaverse dates back to Neal Stephenson's 1992 novel, "Snow Crash". Stephenson imagined an intricate virtual reality, a cyber-utopian world that entranced and inspired countless tech enthusiasts.
A pivotal point in this saga is Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee conceived Web 3.0 as an evolved, more interactive and comprehensive version of the web. But the Ethereum's tech crusaders, in a surprising twist, claimed this term for the blockchain realm. It’s reminiscent of a clever maneuver in chess, where a humble pawn is stealthily promoted to a queen, and before you know it, the entire game has changed.
The arena for this game-changing phenomenon? The digital landscape. It's here that Web3 and Metaverse are engaged in a gripping duel, a showdown with massive implications for the future of the digital world. The weapons they wield are not physical, but they are potent – clickbait headlines and network effect strategies. It's a war of narrative, where the victor will dictate the direction the web takes next. Are we going the future of illusory meta-world or the upcoming world of people better connected peer-to-peer, not top-down, leveraging public benefits and democratic fair economies? That’s what choice between the definitions means to us. And we believe it’s where the name is important.
Now, you might wonder how we can gauge this battle. How do we know who's gaining the upper hand? For that, we turn to Google Trends data. This is where our analogy with the Battle of Thermopylae becomes more evident. The West, where the Zuckerbertarians with their millions are holding the line, is leveraging its amplitude ability to resist the onslaught. The East, home to the Emperiortarians and their billions, is slowly but surely extending its influence and stake in the web, asserting its granditude nature.
Throughout the decade, web3 started way before crypto-craze and Meta-allusions with a steady growth above those and now Meta gets back where it belongs to. Surely, we can see further changes, and, luckily, this might be our effort into web3 developments as the next version of web.
Interestingly, despite the buzz and hype around the Metaverse, it's Web3 that's emerging as the genuine game-changer. Why, you ask? Because while the Metaverse remains a high-octane spectacle fueled by Facebook's hype machine, Web3 is a tangible entity making real strides in transforming the digital world. It reminds me of Philip K. Dick's profound quote: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." And Google Trends is saying us it's the Metaverse that going this way.
At this juncture, I think it’s only fair to pay homage to Tim Berners-Lee. His relentless work on Web 3.0 initiatives, particularly with Inrupt, is striving to create a more secure, decentralized, and data-centric future for the web. It's an epitome of the amplitude ability – standing tall amidst the storm, refusing to be swayed by the tantalizing allure of the Metaverse or the brute force of Web3's eastern expansion. Inspired by Tim Berners-Lee, Solid and Inrupt are about technology for organizing data, applications, and identities on the web and is built on existing web standards, whatever it means. I'm greatly appreciated we are going hand by hand with the founder of the web. And definitely not the Metaverse "fata morgana".
Now let's bring the spotlight onto our neck of the woods – Finland. Here, the tech industry is bustling with innovative enterprises like AR.VO, committed to building a web3-native personal computer. They're standing tall as modern-day Spartans, determined to defend not just their democratic values but also the civilizational choice of billions. The West faces a critical choice – stoke the hype of the Metaverse or join the growing ranks of the Web3 brigade. It’s like choosing between trying to beat the mafia or becoming one.
Throughout this epic narrative, I've relied on the wisdom and insights from several industry pundits, data sources and user requests. These sources, a beacon of light in the often foggy terrain of the digital world, offer valuable perspectives to navigate this uncharted territory.
Remember, folks, we are the architects of our digital 00future. The choices we make today will determine the digital world we live in tomorrow. The stakes are high, the battle lines are drawn, and it's up to us to decide who prevails – the Western Zuckerbertarians or the Eastern Emperiortarians. And who is going to own what - an illusory world to stay in or the more efficient, fair and economically stable universe of the next version web. I believe the choice of a free citizen is the latter one. While illusory world belongs to authoritarian governments. So, let’s shake the ground and turn the table, let’s fill web3 with its real meaning.
So there you have it, folks! The complex, thrilling, and often confusing world of Web3, Metaverse, and AI, and the ongoing battle between our digital Spartans and Persians. As we journey further, remember – understanding the past and the present helps us shape the future. Stay curious, stay questioning, and keep unwashing your brains!" Ciao arrivederci and never forget, I need your likes and comments for this boat to keep afloat! See you next time!
Truly Yours, Dima Babanov
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