Home Blockchain Reggie Fils-Aimé really wants us to give this blockchain, NFT and metaverse a chance

Reggie Fils-Aimé really wants us to give this blockchain, NFT and metaverse a chance

Reggie Fils-Aimé really wants us to give this blockchain, NFT and metaverse a chance

Reggie continues to circle around promoting his book disrupt the game, now three months old as his press tour continues. And while in his last pirouette with Reverse he talked a bit about accessibility and other important topics, he spent a lot more time asking all of us to really, really think about giving this metaverse a shot.

“I believe that the real metaverse will have a common currency and a common development infrastructure. It’s going to be very social in a way that’s digital, but also allows you to interact with your real-life friends and real-life experiences,” says Reggie. “That’s how I define the metaverse, and I believe in that vision.”

Now before you @ him on Twitter link this video by Dan Olson, Reggie’s view of the metaverse is no different than Mark Zuckerberg’s, for example. It seeks expansion and connection for game worlds like Roblox and Fortnite which already act as a kind of hybrid between games and social platforms. In his opinion, people misuse the label “metaverse” itself, likening it to the days of the 90s when people misused the term “internet” because they didn’t understand it yet. And he thinks companies in the sector need to be open-minded about new technologies to take advantage of them.

He extends his cautious idealism not just to the concept of a virtual metaverse, but to the blockchain and NFT technologies that have been so controversial over the past couple of years. “I believe in blockchain technology and what it can potentially unlock in terms of keeping your content attached to you versus software or platform,” he says. “As a way to have content that I own, that represents some kind of badge value, I think NFTs can be very interesting.” He notes, however, that these technologies should be built into the game’s design from the start rather than being applied haphazardly after the fact. He ends his discussion on the subject by noting that the poles of the gaming industry are shifting, citing China in particular as an innovative place in these technologies.

I will refrain from editorializing much. Reggie is just a guy with his own sensibilities, and this isn’t even the first time he’s publicly stated that he’s interested in these possibilities for the gaming sphere. But I’ll note that he doesn’t does not explicitly describe how he envisions integrating blockchain or NFT into a game, or that he has a clear idea of ​​how a platform might develop into a metaverse he envisions. Not that it’s his job to do so, per se, but his words come across as vaguer optimism than a truly considerate plan. And such a nebulous hope is unlikely to inspire those stubborn against blockchains and the like to take a chance.


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