After writing my most recent article, The Metaverse, I was so intrigued by the prospect of this new buzzword that I had to experience it for myself. I promptly went to Best Buy and bought the Oculus Quest 2 with a price tag of $299, their cheapest offering. When I got home, the setup was straightforward. Once I started using it, I was amazed by the device's interface and intuitive nature.
Before I go any further, I'd like to make it clear I am not in any way endorsed by Meta, nor would I ever want to be. The only reason I bought an Oculus was that it offered the most bang for my buck. I look forward to seeing Meta gain some serious competition in the Virtual Reality (VR) space.
With that said, the applications included Messenger, Instagram Beta, YoutubeVR, and a ton of other productivity, social, and game-based apps. Although Meta has many high-quality applications, I am most excited to connect the Oculus to my computer to access a plethora of other Metaverses, both centralized and decentralized. For example, Decentraland, which I wrote about in my last article.
In the limited time using VR, I am very impressed with the technology. It is an almost total immersion into the digital world. For this reason, I continue to be very bullish on digital real estate, Ethereum, and crypto as a whole. When you enter a digital world, it becomes obvious why ownership of the items in that world is essential. It is crucial for the same reason that is owning your home is necessary and anything for that matter. There has to be a way to distinguish what is yours and mine, and NFT's do just that. And just as we need currency to transact in the physical world, the same is true for the digital. So I ask you this, what money will we use to transact in a digital world?
I'll end with this, if you or a friend is a cryptocurrency and NFT skeptic, have them try on a VR headset and ask them again if they think this technology has real and growing use-cases. If the answer is still no, then you probably need new friends.
Keep HODLing, and I'll see you in the Metaverse!
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