Understand what the metaverse This starts with understanding what the Metaverse is not.
The Metaverse is not a closed environment with strict rules and guidelines. It’s not a specific goal. The Metaverse is not virtual reality or a video game.
“The metaverse is similar to cyberspace,” said Tony Tran, Founder, CEO and President of peera startup developing the blockchain technology needed for mass adoption of the metaverse.
Just as cyberspace isn’t a specific place, the metaverse is fictional — a metaphor, he said.
“We view the metaverse as a precursor to what we call the ambient web, an extension of today’s web that maps to the real world,” Tran said decrypt.
“The real benefit comes from the users”
If that sounds inaccessible and incomprehensible to the average person, that’s because it is. It’s hard to imagine what the Ambient Web means in practice.
Because of this, Peer is focused on “creating the very best consumer experience for blockchain technology,” Tran said. “We figured out how to work with blockchain to create products that serve people better, and we’re starting with a social network,” he explained. “Ultimately, we want to change the tech landscape for the better in the near future.”
Engaging with the Ambient Web will require new types of software, a whole new type of device, and an operating system for blockchain that will help open up the metaverse to ordinary people.
Blockchain’s true potential has yet to be unlocked because “the real benefit will come from users, not developers,” Tran said.
“The aha moment has not yet come for blockchain,” he added. “Developers are dictating right now because the technology is so new, but it’s not the right development model. The last 30 years of computers have taught us a truism: It’s all about users.”
Making blockchain accessible to the masses
Part of the problem is that developers are either focused on building decentralized apps (daps) or on building the blockchain itself, rather than providing consumer-facing solutions with a straightforward user interface that allows them to jump straight into blockchain technology.
“Everyone is working to make the blockchain secure, fast, and as decentralized as possible, but we claim that’s not the right problem to solve,” Tran said. “Why build high-speed highways without cities?”
Without an operating system to open the door to ordinary people, blockchain technology will remain the preserve of a tech-savvy elite, who use it primarily to play elaborate “hot potato” games, Tran said.
“The blockchain is all about trading, from tokens to NFTs,” he said. “But to bring the blockchain to the masses, we need to do what the desktop experience did for the command-line interface — we need to hide the complexities of the blockchain and expose ways for ordinary people to use it be able.”
What when where
To shape the future of ambient computing, Peer’s roadmap includes reimagining software, hardware and advanced AI.
Peer, which launched the mainnet of its high-speed blockchain in March, is working on the first phase this year, which involves creating a visual architecture for the concepts of time, space, and context in the Metaverse.
Context is the missing link between the online experiences we are familiar with and environmental computing.
“Steve Jobs often said that people build tools that amplify our innate abilities,” Tran said. “He believed that a computer enhances the mind by making it faster and more efficient. It dawned on me that if we can only figure out what powers blockchain, we’ll know how to approach user experience.”
That led to Peer’s novel approach, which sees blockchain as the “programmable equivalent of the physical world,” he explained. “Everything in the physical world can be reduced to matter, space and time. Web1 has brought the matter to our attention via data. Web2 has given us space via maps. Web3 gives us time via blockchain. When we combine it, we have an environmental mesh in which the data is mapped to the physical world with the properties of time.”
The leap to an Ambient Web will come when ordinary people have the tools to express their physical reality in the digital world, create content for the metaverse, and find and add to it easily. “In other words, blockchain amplifies the experience,” Tran said.
To make this concept a reality, Peer is developing a Web3 social networking platform that discards the notion of a linear social feed in order to enhance the experience. Rather than simply posting to a newsfeed that scrolls up or down, users create immutable content on the blockchain that can exist at any point in time—past, future, or present—and anywhere.
Imagine being able to navigate to the actual time and place that a specific picture was taken, say a photo of yourself as a baby, a child’s graduation, an event in history, or even the marker for something , which hasn’t happened yet.
“When you say ‘blockchain,’ people think ‘Ledger,'” Tran said. “But if you apply it metaphysically, you really do have an operating system for experiences. Blockchain as an operating system – or BOS for short. The BOS will enable the Ambient Web, which will lead to a new class of devices that are no longer personal but shared.”
The ambiance of the Ambient Web
The idea of an ambient web can be difficult to grapple with, partly because the hardware to truly experience it doesn’t yet exist, although Peer has developed several prototypes for this new class of devices.
But think of it this way: the web as we know it today is all about digitizing a flat version of the world for people to experience through their devices. The ambient web will do the same, but in reverse.
“Rather than bringing the physical world into cyberspace, we’re starting to map cyberspace directly onto the physical world,” Tran said. “It’s not immersion, where you stand still, strap your head on a device, and drag your avatar through virtual space — it’s presence, where the web can inhabit the space you’re in. This is the metaverse.”
This new architecture for experiencing the metaverse creates a variety of novel possibilities that can be built on top of blockchain, including new types of marketplaces, business models, and new forms of digital content.
For example, someone could create an NFT that requires people to visit a specific location in order to mine it. Although it would be possible to digitally slide to that location with an app like the social app Peer is developing, the person would have to physically go to the location to purchase the NFT and add it to their wallet.
Or say you want to sell a product or service that isn’t available yet but will be at a set point later, similar to a pork belly future. “I might post it today,” Tran said, “get buyers to deposit into a smart contract and when the day comes it will be sold.”
A company could also create an augmented reality experience that allows people to attend a past event — live.
Say Pepsi wants to revive it Pepsi generationsaid Tran. Pepsi could recreate a modern version of Michael Jackson dancing in the street and launch it exactly where and when it originally happened. People will be able to push back the timeline to experience it for themselves as if it were 1983.
In the future, if you record a scene at a specific time and place, you can “roll back” the timeline to view it as it was recorded. more like a live version of Google’s Street View.
An operating system for blockchain would make this possible, eventually leading to the creation of ubiquitous blockchain devices for everyone to experience the Ambient Web and participate in the Metaverse.
“This is really just the beginning for this technology,” Tran said. “There is no upper limit.”
Peer is launching a new crowd sale format called Initial Coin Exchange (ICX) on June 27th on the Peer mainnet. The ICX is an evidence-based framework that requires product traction, IP traction, and business due diligence on par with Silicon Valley startups. To learn more go tohttps://peer.inc
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