What is the most obvious difference between these two vehicles? The horse! When people first invented engines, they just replaced the horse with an engine. The carriage stayed the same. However, today’s cars are drastically different and honestly a lot cooler. The invention of the engines eliminated a lot of the constraints of the horse carriages, for example having to be pulled by a horse. An engine power car can be pulled by the front wheels or pushed from the rear wheel, or it can be four-wheel drive, and go a lot faster than a horse. So, designing a car was a lot different than designing a horse carriage. However, people had difficulties putting away their old expectations of transportation and redesigning the car that fully utilizes new technologies.
We think a similar phenomenon is happening for the metaverse. Thanks to technologies like the internet, VR glasses and sensors, and especially blockchain; living in a virtual world is possible today. Projects like Decentraland, Upland, and Sandbox are creating virtual worlds that look and feel like our physical world. These projects are wildly successful, and they are carrying the metaverse forward in terms of technology and creativity.
We would like to reimage the design of the virtual worlds to explore the full potential of VR and blockchain technologies with the understanding that we are not bound by the physical laws of our world. In the Dreamverse, imagination will be the only limit.
In Ready Player One by Steven Spielberg, there is a scene where Wade figures out the solution to the first challenge. That is the moment where his story suddenly gets really exciting.
In the scene, Wade goes to Halliday’s Journals to see one of Hallidays’s memories where he has an argument with Ogden. Ogden says: “Look, invention comes with responsibilities you didn’t ask for. Alright, if you make something people want or need then it is up to you to set the limits. You have to make some rules.” Then Halliday says: “I don’t wanna make any more rules. I am a dreamer. I build worlds.” As he is saying the last part Parzival repeats as: “I build worlds.”
We, too, want to build worlds with less rules and more freedom for dreaming.