In 1992, Neal Stephenson used the term metaverse to describe a dystopian future under authoritarian control. In 2021, Mark Zuckerberg announced his vision for Facebook, the monolithic, ethical nightmare to become synonymous with the metaverse. Coincidence? In this post, propose a better origin story for the metaverse and a better future. One that is by the users for the users. With inspiration from The Sandbox game.
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