2021: the hype around the metaverse

News † 28 December 2021 – 06:20 It was the technological word and, at the same time, the fashion of the year: the metaverse. In mid-summer, Facebook announced that the platform would in future become a metaverse, a collectively shared virtual space, as envisioned by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Rectangles, … Read more

Freelancers see gold in the metaverse

• Almost 1 in 3 expect to benefit from the rapid growth of the NFT market• Gaming-related services grow 21 percent in one year Freelancers are changing their field of work towards the metaverse, the three-dimensional virtual world and other technological trends, such as non-fungible tokens (NFT). This follows from research conducted by the freelance … Read more

Anyone who reacts negatively to the Metaverse will now be dancing like an avatar in a trendy virtual club in 10 years.

Katleen Gabriels is a moral philosopher, specializing in computer ethics, at Maastricht University. She conducts research on the relationships between morality and computer technologies. “I’ll be honest, if it were up to me, I’d abolish all of that.” “Stay here, you shouldn’t go into that virtual one.” These are the words of a Flemish couple … Read more

MWC 2022 under the spell of nft and metaverse

The market for non-fungible tokens (nfts) is exploding. This applies in particular to the sale of unique, non-reproducible virtual works of art where the purchaser of the associated NFT is assured of ownership. This became evident this morning during a conference on fintech and the metaverse during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. Charles … Read more