RE: What will the metaverse be like?


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When I was a child they used to teach us in school that automation would bring more free time to humanity. All those labor-saving devices would free up workers to follow leisure pursuits. Can you imagine? 😂

Of course the joke was on everyone but those in power. I focus on this statement in your blog:

A sad, but not impossible, possibility is that people will still be exploited by those in power. Or at least, profit from exploitation with little to no repercussion

The problem is not with the means of production. The problem is with people. It has always been so. As soon as workers begin to make inroads, those in power find a way to choke that off. We're a little like pack animals. Our default social/economic organization seems to be hierarchy. Some on top. Many on the bottom.

It can change. Will it?