The novelist Neal Stephenson, who coined the term “Metaverse” 30 years ago, is working on a blockchain project called LAMINA1 that will focus on the Metaverse.
As revealed by Meta and Microsoft, Neal Stephenson’s notion of Metaverse has shifted, indicating that the experience would likely center on flat two-dimensional screens rather than virtual reality or augmented reality hardware like headgear and glasses.
Stephenson is a well-known academic fiction author who, in his 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, introduces the concept of the Metaverse, a virtual reality universe. In addition to writing, the 62-year-old worked as a senior futurist at Magic, an augmented reality (AR) startup, from 2014 to 2020.
According to a June 8 release from Vessense, Stephenson and OG crypto and former chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation Peter Vessense have formed a new Layer 1 blockchain dubbed LAMINA1, which they believe would operate as the “foundation layer for the Open Metaverse.”
Vessenes indicated that the network will “maybe” be carbon neutral, and that it will “prioritize” technical and innovative builders, as well as help, dimensional computing technology, and a community to support individuals who are creating the Metaverse.
Although there are few facts about the project available at this time, Joseph Lubin, one of ETH’s founders, is one of the project’s early advocates.
Neal offers his ambition, expertise, understanding, and some of his key goals to LAMINA1, according to Vessenes: “Helping artists and other well-paid producers helps the environment.”
He stated that he will soon focus on getting the blockchain off the ground as he seeks the “best government, technology, node operators, IP partners, artists, business partners, and money.”
The metaverse, according to Stephenson, is a virtual core environment that can be accessed by a global fiber-optic network and virtual reality headsets. This book discusses socioeconomic inequity, centralized management, constant advertising, and the virtual concept of real estate advisor.
Earlier today on Twitter, Steffson voiced his thoughts on the Metaverse and predicted that most Metaverse would be built for monitors instead of VR headsets. When Stephenson first wrote about it three decades ago, he did not expect high-quality video games to become widely available to customers in the future.