• Neal Stephenson, the creator of the term “metaverse”, believes that building experiences that millions of people consider worth having in virtual worlds is quite difficult and this is hindering the adoption process of metaverse tech.
• Stephenson stated that blockchain and metaverse have a natural relationship, enabling interconnection between the various worlds as part of a bigger world.
•The author also mentioned that to build a metaverse, there needs to be a decentralised network of interactions and financial transactions which can be accomplished through blockchain-based tools.
Neal Stephenson, the creator of the term ‚Metaverse‘, has shared his opinion about the future adoption of virtual worlds. He believes that building experiences for millions to consider worth having in virtual worlds is difficult, hampering its adoption process. He also highlighted how blockchain can help interconnect these various virtual worlds into one big world.
The Future Of Metaverse Adoption
Neal Stephenson believes that mainstream adoption of this tech might be very far away because creating experiences that millions find worth having is quite difficult. According to him, „the games industry is the economic engine and the technological engine“ behind any future metaverse – citing Doom as one example among many other games which kickstarted this era.
Blockchain And The Metaverse Relationship
Stephenson explained how blockchain and metaverse have a natural relationship where it enables interconnection between different virtual worlds as part of a bigger world. He went on to say that Lamina1 was created with an intention to lay down foundational layer for creation digital worlds which can be done in centralized way but data movement from one metaverse to another requires blockchains based tools for decentralization purposes.