Is location, location, location important in the metaverse? How can we develop properties in that world? What makes real estate valuable in the metaverse? How can you monetize it?
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Let's say Facebook decides to create their own universe, how are these pieces of land going to merge together? Or not? How will that work? What if one planet becomes more popular than another planet?
That is the trillion dollar question. Are these going to be interoperable with each other? Is one going to dominate? That remains to be seen. We're still so early with this new world that nobody knows. Personally, I've bought virtual real estate in the Sandbox, Decentraland and Netvrk. And I'm looking to invest in virtual estate in up and coming metaverse projects as well. There's a saying, Spray and pray, I've kind of adopted that strategy, but not quite. I'm doing a lot of research into these projects, and I'm exploring them, but I am looking to get a lot of exposure to it. Some people compare it to being able to go back in time and buy a city block in Manhattan 100 years ago, what would that cost today? What would the return on that be worth today? It would be absolutely astronomical and, and incomprehensible. I think it's very possible that we're looking at a similar opportunity now, where in a decade or two decades, we look back, and we could have acquired a land plot in the Sandbox or in Decentraland for only $15k-20k. And now it's, millions of dollars. You can also purchase in game assets in the Sandbox and Decentraland. You can also create them, I believe. Roblox allows you to do something similar. I haven’t played it myself, but it might be something that some of your listeners are more familiar with, especially if they have young children that play Roblox. They provide you with tools to create your own anything in game assets, it could be a sword, a speedboat, a palm tree, a desk, a bed, pretty much anything that we have in the real world you could create it in the metaverse and you can sell it.
Why is location important when you can literally click a button and be transported to the other side of the planet over there? Are people “walking” in these universes and is that why they will be able to see Snoop Dogg’s neighbor?
Yes. There are various ways to move through these Metaverse projects, there are portals in some of them where you can teleport your avatar from one location to another. However, those are in specific locations only. So there are going to be large stretches of land between portals, where you’re going to have to find alternate means of moving around. The obvious and most common one would be walking or running. There are also roads, you can buy cars. I’m guessing you could move around the metaverse faster by purchasing a virtual car.
Is there anything else that we haven’t covered that you think is important for our audience to know right now?
I would just encourage everyone to start looking into this, do your research. It’s very easy to set up an account on the Sandbox and in Decentraland, create your own avatar, start exploring and start walking around. Look at their marketplaces. See what’s for sale, how much it costs, download a digital wallet, get a MetaMask, or Coinbase wallet, or a number of other wallets. But MetaMask is the most popular one. Start getting familiar with it, because this is the future. The opportunities are massive. We’re still super early in the space. And I think virtual real estate will be in very high demand over time. I personally think that it’ll be worth more than real world real estate at some point in the future.
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