Anything NFTs touch become 1000x stupider by association. It's remarkable.

But seriously, "cypto metaverse" is just another libertarian "utopia" with alllll the problems that happened the last time this was tried *cough*second life*cough*.

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"Put proof of creator and ownership is useful" Yeah, no. There's no such thing. You can see the origin of one entity, but if someone finds an identical entity with a different origin... what are ya gonna do?

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SL struggled with this and there was some attempt to central enforcement of ip rights by LL, but it was terribly ineffective. They got more power to do something about it by centralizing sales through the market place, but it's still overflowing with infringing IP.

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Enforcing it was too much effort when compared to the effort minimal effort of infringing.

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The cryptobro and NFT community are all, of course, unwilling and uninterested in learning lessons from the past. Motivated reasoning is a necessary component of pyramid schemes and they're like 75% of the space.

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Added in is the motivated reasoning from people who REALLY really want this kind of economy to work. Which is to say, recreating scarcity in a digital world. And that NEVER works.

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Like look, I sold stuff on second life for a few years. I didn't personally run into copiers, but then our products were both scripted and niche, the former made copying much harder and the latter less profitable.

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People do get honestly confused because stuff that works well at 10000 users doesn't scale to 500000 users.

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The SL hype train got people thinking everything would happen in the virtual world. Many major corporations invested in large presence in world. Serious political candidates held rallies in world. All this seems to have gone down the memoryhole.

IBM spent a huge amount of money on trying to make virtual meeting rooms and offices and all of the things you hear from current metaverse hype.

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