This Week in Metaverse – 1/23/2022
Walmart appears to be venturing into the metaverse with plans to create its own cryptocurrency and collection of NFTs.
…According to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, "Gaming is the most dynamic and exciting category in entertainment across all platforms today and will play a key role in the development of metaverse platforms."…
Old news but announcement of Microsoft Mesh in Ignite 2021 jives well with the Activision takeover.
…I have spent hundreds of hours working here in virtual reality. Even as I write this to you, I have Facebook's Oculus strapped to my face and am in an aptly named app called Immersed. It puts me in this orbiting spaceship where there's just me, the computer screen in front of me, and—let me look out the window—Ecuador…
…Apple plans for its mixed-reality device to run its own operating system -- dubbed rOS, with the “r” likely standing for “reality.” The software, codenamed Oak, is designed to focus on communication tools and media consumption….
NFT marketplace OpenSea on Tuesday said it had bought Dharma Labs, a digital wallet for cryptocurrencies, for an undisclosed amount, and said Dharma's chief executive officer would become OpenSea's chief technology officer.
Older… but interesting
Ralph Lauren is now dressing Roblox avatars. Along with the Ralph Lauren Winter Escape, a new virtual destination to celebrate the holidays, the American brand introduced a brand new, all-digital collection on Wednesday, available exclusively in Roblox.
View from the other side
Although it is still under construction, its evolution promises new ways for extremists to exert influence through fear, threat and coercion. Considering our research on malevolent creativity and innovation, there is potential for the metaverse to become a new domain for terrorist activity.
Mars4.me is a Metaverse in geographically exact 3D Virtual Mars, created with data from NASA and other space agencies. It has the MARS4 (Mars Dollar) token & the World's 1st Revenue Generating NFTs, which leverages property rights and incentivizes holding & spending tokens on in-world assets and resources.