1/ On A Pathway To An Open Metaverse We are going to make a run at changing the arc of history. It is a Return of the Jedi vs the Death Star style mission. They have the money and the power. We mostly have our brains, our community and gm. But it might be just enough
2/ A step back. 6529 has been involved in crypto since BTC summer 2013. From the first day, I was convinced that BTC and its successors would change the world, make it a better world, decentralize power away from choke points, and that this was a net good for humanity
3/ I played a small role in BTC’s development and acceptance. Small in the scheme of things, but important to me, and, at the time, it was a “risky” move. And since then I have been waiting for our more decentralized social systems to emerge. And waiting, and waiting…
4/ 6529 has ‘institutional credentials.’ I am completely comfortable in the ‘system’ and the system is good to me. I am not a loser in our current system, I am a winner. But my heart is in crypto, I spend a lot of time on crypto IRL, and know a lot about crypto.
5/ I did not seriously look at NFTs until February and within months…. …well, I like the JPGs and by summer I had quite the NFT portfolio. So what next?
6/ The easy choice was to sit back and relax. Enjoying my IRL life while making lots of ETH looking at pretty JPGs is about as Level 4 as 6529 can get. Maybe I can even convince myself it is Level 5 (“I am self-actualizing through art”)
Sep 8, 2021
14/ On Making It https://twitter.com/punk6529/status/1435229502708322313…
7/ But I had a problem, and that problem is I can see a window, a wormhole, a lever that can, maybe, lead to an Open Metaverse. It is one of the most important things in the world And it is a very narrow window, both scope and time-limited Soon, it will be too late
8/ It is very easy to complain that the world isn’t how it should be while doing nothing about it. In fact, often while contributing to the exact problem we are complaining about (hi, crypto fam on Single-Point-Of-Failure Twitter, looking at you here) Talk is cheap.
9/ Life is short and then you die frens. If Level 4 and Level 5 people like me (and a lot of crypto s) aren’t willing to put some skin in the game on decentralization, then we are LARPing, we are bullshitters, we are just using “decentralization” for marketing.
10/ So, in late July 2021, 6529 was booted up. The goal of everything I have been doing is to help you see the window too, to see what I see and to yearn for it.
11/ “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine de St Exupery (1900 – 1944)
12/ What do I yearn for? That our children and grandchildren will remain free. That they will remain sovereign beings. That we don’t sleepwalk into a panopticon society controlled by a handful of people with “God view” of a big data, machine-learning enabled system.