Dec 17, 2021
What exactly is the metaverse and how will we be using it in the future? In this episode, Daniel sits down with Athar Ahmed and Cameron Mordi-Semple, leaders at metaverse startup Legion Network. They go deep into not just the technology behind this burgeoning industry, but also the moral and ethical implications of living in a completely digitized society.
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(04:19) Introduction to guests Athar Ahmed and Cameron Mordi-Semple. Introduction to Web 3.0 and the Metaverse
(08:31) The Metaverse explained (as if explained to a 4-year old) by Athar
(09:35) Cameron’s take on the Metaverse and his role at Legion
(11:45) Are the Metaverse and Virtual Reality (VR) linked together?
(16:42) Are there any dangers to this technology?
(21:08) Is Facebook’s Metaverse the one we want to live in one?
(23:31) Three pillars of the Metaverse: decentralization, user accessibility and blockchain
(26:45) Some of the downsides of decentralization and the Metaverse
(30:11) What will advertisements look like in the Metaverse?
(35:46) How Web 3 flips the concept of “if it’s free, YOU are the product” on its head
(37:38) As more people adapt the Metaverse is it possible that the network tokenomics will change in a negative way?
(40:23) Legion “Shark tank” pitch - what is the business about?
(43:39) What’s the best way to make sure people are educated about using the Metaverse? The importance of trying things out and experimenting with new technology
(48:50) What’s actually been created so far in these virtual spaces?
(56:53) The Metaverse offers limitless identities. Will the new generation even want to live in the real world any more?
(59:45) Will there be a class stratification between those who can access the Metaverse and those who cannot? Will real world caste systems of society migrate over into the Metaverse?
(01:10:12) What should the message for the future be regarding the Metaverse?
(01:13:29) Final thoughts & further resources
(01:14:15) Daniel’s summary of the episode and main concepts
Podcast production by Risko S.