The popularity of the metaverse makes people ignore the existence of blockchain, which is not only bad for the development of the metaverse, but will even lead the development of blockchain to a dead end. It is undeniable that the realization and landing of the meta-universe indeed requires the joint support of many new technologies represented by AI and VR/AR. However, we can’t deny that without blockchain, the metaverse is also worthless.
When the meta-universe is really sought after, when the meta-universe is being deified, what we need more is to use blockchain to bring the meta-universe into reality, into the development state that should belong to it. In a sense, when the metaverse and blockchain develop together, it is truly on the right track. Deviating from this point, the development of the metaverse is bound to encounter various difficulties and problems.
So how should the metaverse maintain synergy with the blockchain? How should the metaverse establish a two-way relationship with the blockchain? In my opinion, we should start from the following aspects.
Clarify the role and positioning of the metaverse and blockchain
One of the most important reasons why the relationship between the metaverse and the blockchain has not been clarified is that the roles and positioning of the metaverse and the blockchain have not been clarified. As a result, the metauniverse is hot and the blockchain is cold. In fact, if we can clarify the role and status of the metaverse and blockchain, this problem will be solved.
In my opinion, the metaverse is a real application of blockchain that can be really accepted by many players, by many government regulators. Blockchain, on the other hand, is the underlying technology that supports the sustainable and healthy development of an application like the metauniverse. What really drives the development of the meta-universe is not only the help of capital, but also the continuous evolution of blockchain technology.
With a clear understanding of the respective roles and positions of the metauniverse and blockchain, we will not play favorites or blind eye to one another. Instead, we can truly find a new way of development that suits us. When the roles and status of the metaverse and blockchain are clear, we can let the metaverse continue to draw nutrition from the blockchain; Only when the role and status of the meta-universe and blockchain are clear, can we make the blockchain find new possibilities for landing; Only when the roles and status of the metauniverse and blockchain are clear, can we discard our prejudice against the metauniverse and blockchain, look at them from an objective and rational perspective, and find a new development path that really suits us.
Clarify the essence and connotation of the metaverse and blockchain
No matter in the early stage when blockchain was just recognized, or in the current stage after many reshuffles, many people’s understanding of blockchain is still incomplete. In the eyes of many people, the so-called block chain is just a tool to realize their dream of getting rich. Cutting leeks and making concepts has become the established actions for them to devote themselves to block chain. Obviously, under the guidance of such a fanatical and radical idea, the development of blockchain has entered an unhealthy and irrational development cycle.
The lack of a complete and comprehensive understanding of the nature and connotation of blockchain is undoubtedly a key reason. In fact, blockchain is not a magical thing. It is a technology, and it is a technology that is more basic than any other technology before. Since it is a kind of technology, blockchain itself needs to be commercialized and applied, so as to bring its own value and role into full play.
However, unfortunately, people do not grasp this essence and connotation of blockchain, but see blockchain as a commercial application. Under the influence of such an ideological trend, we have seen the emergence of a series of chaotic phenomena represented by coin issuance or ICO. Obviously, such a development mode, the damage to blockchain is considerable. In a sense, this is the key reason why the development of blockchain has taken so many detours.
Since blockchain is by nature a relatively low-level technology, what is the nature and connotation of the metaverse? In fact, the essence and connotation of the meta-universe is a commercial application, and it is a relatively imaginative commercial application that includes many technologies. Since the meta-universe is a commercial application, it is more in pursuit of a commercial landing and application, more in pursuit of users and traffic, more in pursuit of the relationship with capital.
By analyzing the essence and connotation of blockchain and meta-universe, we can clearly see that blockchain needs and must achieve deep integration with the meta-universe in order to maximize its function and role. The meta-universe, on the other hand, needs to constantly absorb nutrients from the blockchain in order to go further and more solid.
Identify the users and service objects of the metauniverse and blockchain
Another important reason why people confuse the metacomes and blockchain in many cases is that the metacomes and blockchain user objects are not really understood, but are simply viewed as one and the same. When people lose focus on the user objects of the metacomes and blockchain, it is very difficult to stay focused.
Through the above analysis, we know that the essence of blockchain is a technology, and it is a relatively low-level technology. Since blockchain is a kind of technology, its users and service objects are more B-end users, and more players who are commercialized and practiced. If we talk about blockchain technology to C users, we are talking to ourselves.
This is the key reason why those blockchain speculators will use concepts and gimmicks to deceive C-side users, and also the fundamental reason why blockchain is reduced to a concept and gimmicks. The reason why people will use blockchain to issue coins or ICO is to grasp the characteristics that blockchain technology is not easy to be understood and accepted by C-terminal users, so as to cut leek.
Compared with the bottom layer and foundation of blockchain, the metaverse is a direct face to consumers, users, and C users. For the metaverse, what it wants to do is not to optimize the algorithm or to transfer data quickly, but to commercialize these seemingly boring technologies as much as possible and to be accepted by more C-terminal users as much as possible.
In the final analysis, blockchain is an existence for end-B users, while the metacom is an existence for end-C users. Only by recognizing this, can we have a more clear understanding of the metaverse and blockchain, and have a clearer understanding of the future development of the metaverse and blockchain, and can we jump out of the chaotic state of development and truly enter a new stage of development.
For the current meta-universe and blockchain, the realization of collaboration is undoubtedly the key to achieve a more healthy development. To do so, it is necessary to clarify the relationship between the metaverse and the blockchain. In essence, the metaverse is the “form” and the blockchain is the “soul”. The “three clear” plays a very important role in straightening out the relationship between the metauniverse and blockchain, in finding the power point of the metauniverse and blockchain, and in breaking out of the chaotic development state of the current metauniverse and blockchain. Only by truly understanding this point, only by truly realizing the similarities and differences between the metaverse and blockchain, can we grasp the key to the development of the metaverse and blockchain, and truly bring the development of the metaverse and blockchain to a completely new stage of development.