New video on Decentraland paints the ‘Metaverse’ as the digital version of a dead mall

Pure garbage.

Hey kids! Would you like to see a dead retail environment? Step into a slightly smaller mall in the United States of America and marvel at such delights as empty storefronts, distressed, soul-crushing kiosks, and the saddest of shoppers shambling along the poorly maintained sidewalks. Or you could get the same atmosphere of a dead mall by signing up decentralizedas detailed in Dan Olson’s Folding Ideas channel’s latest video, in which he delves remarkably deep into the many, many ways in which the Metaverse’s supposed playground is kind of…well…terrifying?

As the video progresses, Olson tours the various games and lots that have been built in the area, the lots that have since been deleted and never replaced, the amazing number of homes (really) filled with identical official Nintendo art, and the problems of general management the Platform. It’s an interesting look at the way decentralizedfor all its talk of being the future, it actually evokes images of outdated technology and a failure to even integrate the elements that are Second Life has managed to keep working for the past two decades. Funny things.

Source: Youtube; Thanks Bruno for the tip!

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Curtis Crabtree

Curtis Crabtree is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Curtis Crabtree joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: curtiscrabtree@24ssports.com.

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