catalog

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So why do they need tokens? The excuse on the AI generative stuff is the heavy computing power required.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
So why do they need tokens? The excuse on the AI generative stuff is the heavy computing power required.
Token is just a term that has stuck more than it deserves to. It just refers to a piece of data which represents some object, whether that object is financial asset, a piece of media, or a document. It's also the atomic unit of the state of the database: the state of the database is the current allocation of all tokens of all types across all accounts - but the term token has a financial connotation that I think has overstayed its welcome.
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
So why do they need tokens? The excuse on the AI generative stuff is the heavy computing power required.
Yeah and that business model makes some degree of sense, as far as I know - assuming they're even using blockchain. You haven't had to create a web3 wallet to use the GANs have you?
 

catalog

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Yeah and that business model makes some degree of sense, as far as I know - assuming they're even using blockchain. You haven't had to create a web3 wallet to use the GANs have you?
No but I think it could be going that way cos Dall e has now said you can make nfts and all that. Someone's gotta get paid somewhere along the line I suppose.
 

catalog

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A virtual cryptocurrency building in the San Fernando Valley, in the style of Andre Derain

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william_kent

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a friend of mine's ( millennial ) daughter bought those metaverse goggles and sent them back after a week, which leads me to think "who is this aimed at?"

like, it seems no-one is interested
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
a friend of mine's ( millennial ) daughter bought those metaverse goggles and sent them back after a week, which leads me to think "who is this aimed at?"

like, it seems no-one is interested
Yeah this metaverse push really had gaming-centric take, without much real use beyond that. There are virtual conferencing apps, plus AR construction assistance tech, which I think may develop out into more useful applications.

But the bigger trend which I think the term 'metaverse' really ought to describe is the increasing percentage of our lives spent online and in virtual environments.
 

william_kent

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Yeah this metaverse push really had gaming-centric take, without much real use beyond that. There are virtual conferencing apps, plus AR construction assistance tech, which I think may develop out into more useful applications.

But the bigger trend which I think the term 'metaverse' really ought to describe is the increasing percentage of our lives spent online and in virtual environments.

my friend's millennial daughter is a "gamer" ( COD champion, etc., ) so if she packs up the goggles and ships them back, then who is this "metaverse" going to appeal to?
 

Clinamenic

The Wild Drunkard
my friend's millennial daughter is a "gamer" ( COD champion, etc., ) so if she packs up the goggles and ships them back, then who is this "metaverse" going to appeal to?
Even gaming-wise, I don't think the leading examples of VR metaverses are that interesting. They still seem kinda primitive to me.
 
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