In three decades from now, blockchain technology and nonfungible tokens will not be magnificent, they will be normal and mundane.
Combining the virtual and the real, the Metaverse is an amazing yet strange labyrinth of creativity and economic activity that not only helped lift hundreds of millions out of poverty but also played a critical role in funding some of mankind’s greatest engineering projects.
Today’s drone sale made me pause to think just how different the concept of ownership is today. The advent of unbound true ownership of both physical and digital assets opened up amazing possibilities for us, both as individuals and as a civilization.
It’s a funny thing, blockchain and NFTs have even become the key to trade between planets, as Mars is now home to tens of thousands of adventurous colonists, hosting everyone from structural engineers to swarm robotics experts.