Lamina1 should prevent the Metaverse from moving in the same direction as the Internet. Will this work, or will the big money always win?
Can we save the Metaverse from commerce?
We would almost forget, but the Internet was once a hobby project of a few scientists. Today, large-scale commerce has become an integral part of the Internet. Large companies such as Meta, the former Facebook, are already clamoring to dive into the virtual reality version of the internet, the Metaverse, and turn it into a number of expensive walled gardens.
But a small group of programmers and volunteers bravely resist. They are working on an open source metaverse that will be accessible to everyone. The name: Lamina1. Will this work?
What is Lamina1 and what can you do with it?
The idea behind Lamina1 is not new. Setting up a blockchain, which is the driving force behind a virtual world and in which artists will be paid for their work. What’s new is that there are a number of smart people behind it, including the science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, the creator of the concept of the Metaverse. The gentlemen probably have a number of ideas up their sleeve, with which they are still able to provide a number of surprises.
Until now, there was the question of whether it would be possible to fill the metaverse with enough content. However, AI is now so good that 3D objects, graphics and the like can be generated algorithmically. This in turn would undermine the idea that the artists are rewarded.
At the moment there is not much to say about what kind of character Lamina1 will have, but maybe that is the intention. Because the intention is that especially we, the users, to give shape to lamina1.