Text / Meng Yonghui
It is undeniable that there is a very close relationship between blockchain and metaverse. Such a close relationship is not only limited to the field of metaverse. When there are many blockchain players, it is more limited to the key position of blockchain in metaverse. However, if such a close relationship is regarded as a necessity, and even metaverse is regarded as a new “label” of blockchain, it is bound to bring the development of metaverse into a development situation similar to blockchain.
What is the situation of blockchain? Full of imagination, but rarely landing, it is still an ungrounded existence. If metaverse is regarded as a new “label” of blockchain, its development may not escape the same fate. On the surface, blockchain players’ involvement in metaverse is worth a lot of writing, because metaverse has finally found its own “soul”. However, if blockchain players join metaverse only because of its popularity and try to regard metaverse as a concept, maybe metaverse has really become a concept.
Players who really understand what metaverse is and the role and role of blockchain in metaverse will not embark on such a path anyway. They will go the opposite way, that is, to really do metaverse, just regard blockchain as a common and underlying technology. This is the essence of blockchain.
Meta, that’s what I did. It understands the relationship between blockchain and metaverse. Therefore, after several years of in-depth layout of blockchain, it still devotes itself to the rolling torrent of metaverse and does not hesitate to change its name to express its determination. Why is meta so determined? In my opinion, one of the most important reasons is that it really understands the blockchain, the relationship between blockchain and metaverse, and really finds ways and methods to make blockchain play a greater role.
Looking back on meta’s path to metaverse, we can see this very clearly. Previously, meta has also done research and Exploration on blockchain technology, and meta has also tried to issue coins or ICO. Facts have proved that the development path of these blockchains is not feasible. Looking at Libra’s dilemma, we can clearly feel this. Until meta really combines blockchain technology with metaverse and really uses metaverse to replace the traditional Internet, it can be regarded as walking out of a correct development path acceptable to both inside and outside.
Different from meta, the army that now deeply binds blockchain and metaverse does not master the core technology of blockchain as it does, nor does it build a blockchain based application ecology as meta does, but only sees the popularity of metaverse. In other words, metaverse doesn’t really see the depth between the blockchain and the reality, but metaverse doesn’t see the inner logic between the blockchain and the reality. After all, they still just regard metaverse as a concept.
Therefore, when blockchain players start to join metaverse, in fact, a new concept movement that is really far away from the essence of metaverse is being staged. If this development mode cannot be corrected, the blockchain will not only lose the great opportunity in the metaverse era, but also bring itself into a new development dilemma. Finally, the blockchain will be farther and farther away from its own development track.
When blockchain players start to join metaverse, we need to really clarify the role and role of blockchain in metaverse, rather than replacing blockchain with metaverse. I think what we really need to do is to clarify the function and role of the blockchain technology base, and really use the blockchain base and foundation to build a wonderful new world belonging to metaverse, not just for metaverse itself. Establishing the role of blockchain, clarifying the status of blockchain, especially establishing the basic and bottom role of blockchain in the metaverse era, is the key to enable blockchain to play its application function and role.
When blockchain players begin to engage in metaverse, we need to really understand the essential connotation of blockchain and metaverse, rather than just regard metaverse as an existence equal to blockchain. In my opinion, blockchain is the underlying technology, while metaverse is a technology application. As we saw in the Internet age, Internet technology is the same as the Internet plus mode of electricity providers and social networking. Only in this way can blockchain players not lose themselves when embracing metaverse.
When blockchain players start to join metaverse, we need to see the essence of metaverse, rather than just regard metaverse as a concept. Metaverse is not a concept, not a basket. Anything can be loaded into it. Metaverse is a real commercial application. It builds a world completely different from the Internet in the past. Metaverse is not for the capital market, but for users. Only when we truly regard metaverse as an application only and commercial existence, rather than a capital only and flow only existence, can we grasp the essence of metaverse.
When blockchain players start to join metaverse, we need to see the difficulties in the landing and application of blockchain, and find a new blockchain application model similar to metaverse that is more acceptable to all parties. The enthusiasm of blockchain players for metaverse is more reflected in the difficulty of blockchain application and landing in other fields. In the final analysis, blockchain has not found an application that can be accepted by all parties and arouse interest like metaverse. Therefore, we say that the landing and application of blockchain are difficult, and the landing and application of blockchain are stagnant.
Through the warm embrace of blockchain players for metaverse, we need to see more the embarrassing situation of blockchain in landing and application. We can also see that blockchain has long obstacles in landing and application. However, what we should see more through metaverse is that once the application of blockchain begins to take root and sprout, the real change and imagination space are quite powerful. Metaverse is just a blockchain application. If all the thousands of blockchain applications are rolled out, we can imagine how many changes the blockchain will bring to our production and life.
When blockchain players begin to join metaverse, what we need is to guard against metaverse becoming a concept, and what we need to see more is how simple the understanding of blockchain is; How urgent and difficult is the application and implementation of blockchain. (end)