The Future is a Dead Mall - Decentraland and the Metaverse 

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Clickbait Title: I spent three months living in the metaverse and now I'm starving
The metaverse salespeople have a weird fixation with Animal Crossing, in specific. The number of times we saw New Horizons specifically cited as an example of the metaverse was bizarre, like it was their first time experiencing a multiplayer game that wasn't CoD and it melted their brains.
Written by Dan Olson and Nathan Landel
Produced and performed by Dan Olson
Nathan Twitter: choice_au
Dan Twitter: FoldableHuman
Crowdfunding: www.patreon.com/foldablehuman
00:00:00 Chapter 1 - Welcome to Decentraland
00:05:31 Chapter 2 - The Metaverse
00:21:35 Chapter 3 - The Dead Mall of the Future
01:06:27 Chapter 4 - Clap your Hands or Tinkerbell Dies
01:22:02 Chapter 5 - A Child’s Vision of Governance
01:38:05 Chapter 6 - A Magic Circle









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MochaBloke 2 ヶ月 前
TIMELINE OF CRITICAL CAT EVENTS*: 5:25 Amy watches Dan dance 5:49 Amy licks her tummy 42:35 Amy twitches in her sleep 54:34 Amy gets comfy 1:08:29 Amy stares at Dan 1:11:33 Amy gets a toy 1:19:50 Amy gets skritches Amy stretches at 30:06, 36:46, and 1:21:58 *Edited to add timestamps courtesy of replies below. This is what real internet communities look like.
O.K Gallagher
O.K Gallagher 2 ヶ月 前
Essential timestamps
GC 2 ヶ月 前
Cthulhlu Ftagn
Cthulhlu Ftagn 2 ヶ月 前
Your doing the lords work
cyncynshop 2 ヶ月 前
Super important
Júlia Dandy
Júlia Dandy 2 ヶ月 前
Everdistance 2 ヶ月 前
Think about this: They made a virtual world so boring that you can't even find weird perverts in it.
RatchetSly 2 ヶ月 前
If furries refuse to engage with your digital project, that's a sign it's doomed to failure.
Catherine Berry
Catherine Berry 2 ヶ月 前
Rule -34.
B T 2 ヶ月 前
@RatchetSly Its true though! From what I've seen on my forays into VRchat (although I've yet to peek into the other spin offs), the "suspiciously wealthy furry' lives on strong there. They're genuinely the ones who would spend money and time to try a VR product; so if they think its trash-its actually trash.
Tavitafish ヶ月 前
I always love the comparison "it's like Ready Player One" because Ready Player One takes place in a dystopian hellscape
Josh Quillan
Josh Quillan ヶ月 前
Don't forget that it's also apt because Ready Player One is terribly crafted and springs from the work of significantly more talented others that the creator is entirely dependent on for ideas.
Always Here
Always Here ヶ月 前
​@Josh Quillan don't forget the slums they have to live in in the real world
Matthew Muir
Matthew Muir ヶ月 前
And Ready Player One outright points out that one can never truly move into a digital world. "Reality is the only place where you can get a decent meal".
Battlion 50
Battlion 50 ヶ月 前
And book wise, the main character is a creep, and in the sequel, a complete, total douche canoe who wouldn't care about saving the real world unlike his "friends", pull a Sword Art Online (die in game = die for real) and a SOMA (launch a rocket server in space and load his brain into the OASIS like he was Motoko Kusanagi).
Always Here
Always Here ヶ月 前
@Battlion 50 Which is a testament Id say to these chains binding us. Who would save us beyond someone suffering too? Im often discouraged when looking too the future but we draw from ourselves to create history and move forward, not from media but from soul.
KingUnKaged ヶ月 前
This is a weirdly large amount of effort for Dan to put into advertising his modern Mario houses
Jaseeka Rawr
Jaseeka Rawr ヶ月 前
I snorted lmao 😆 pretty sneaky, sis (that's a boomer reference, I'm sorry)
Misirter E
Misirter E ヶ月 前
@Jaseeka Rawr >boomer reference >megamind what are you 5
Jaseeka Rawr
Jaseeka Rawr ヶ月 前
@Misirter E 😆 did megamind do it, too? Bc it's originally from a 1980s commercial for the Checkers game lol
Misirter E
Misirter E ヶ月 前
@Jaseeka Rawr Huh. Alright, I stand corrected. That said, the reason it's in Megamind is because apparently it gets quoted enough that it's just a phrase people can recognize, so there's still no real reason to call it a "boomer reference". You're not out of touch, the children do be kinda wrong sometimes.
PointsofData ヶ月 前
​@misirtere9836 no, if you're specifically referencing something from the 80s you're a boomer. The people who put that reference into Megamind are also boomers.
Jon Reed Edworthy
Funny how this “decentralised” space sounds an awful lot like an oligarchy
Elizabeth Sterling
"Freedom" in such instances invariably means "freedom from accountability."
Argumemnon ヶ月 前
I think that's actually deliberate. Can't be the top dog in this world? Make up a new one where you grift people into making you top dog there.
Jon Reed Edworthy
@Argumemnon Ah yes, the "Peterson Manoeuvre"
BlueSeriin ヶ月 前
It's owned by a singular entity.
Cait Monroe
Cait Monroe ヶ月 前
I'm still kind of in awe of the monumental lack of self-awareness needed to suggest with a straight face that you should vote on whether or not to patch in democracy
Race Base
Race Base ヶ月 前
I know it’s such a small detail but my favorite moment is 56:40 where our host discovers that the stairs have no collision and, as a true gamer would do, begins to tight-rope walk up the hand railing in a desperate effort to restore functionality to the experience
Genesis the Kitty
Real gamers make do
Lenariet ヶ月 前
Now I wanna see non-gamers being thrown into that situation. Just wanna carefully watch and examine their behavior. 🧐
IDOLA149 ヶ月 前
Gamers gonna game
Jonathan Bince
Jonathan Bince 27 日 前
came looking for this lmao
ChainSwordCS 23 日 前
i didn't notice that, that's incredible
GraysTedious ヶ月 前
Ready Player One: You can climb Mount Everest with Batman! Metaverse: You can go to Walmart. Ish.
Sam B
Sam B 22 日 前
the Danny Gonzalez-Folding Ideas collab we didn’t know we needed
Neo Qwerty 『Venom Strike』
Minecraft: Let's build Mt. Everest as the Christian God, Robocop, and Twilight Sparkle
Eniko 2 ヶ月 前
this video is probably responsible for the largest amount of people who have ever concurrently thought about decentraland
This is truth
Mikoláš Štrajt
Mikoláš Štrajt 2 ヶ月 前
exactly. I expect this video going to mess with Kevin views stats.
M1k3y 2 ヶ月 前
I don’t think I had even heard of it before, unless it was mentioned in Line Goes Up, so you’re probably right
MeggyLee 2 ヶ月 前
Genuinely laughed-out-loud
Tim Dunn
Tim Dunn 2 ヶ月 前
I did try D-land once. It was shit.
Literally 1894
Literally 1894 ヶ月 前
The only ever correct use of Metaverse spaces was that time I performed a Shabbat service in Wizard101 as a kid.
Neo Qwerty 『Venom Strike』
False there's also the time I accidentally became a babysitter via a minecraft server and my dad instincts kicked in when one of the kids complained of headaches and I went on my friend care routine in public chat.
Literally 1894
Literally 1894 5 日 前
@Neo Qwerty 『Venom Strike』 Yeah that's a pretty good use too.
Ultramechabotron, multiversal defendinator
The “no ideology allowed” bit reminded me of a line by Terry Pratchett “For you see, the reason he couldn’t see it was the same reason someone in Times Square wouldn’t be able to point to New York.”
Yay295 28 日 前
Or for a (much) older idiom, they "couldn't see the forest for the trees".
Alex Griffiths
Alex Griffiths 3 日 前
This sent me down a bit of a rabbit-hole because I remembered that line as Trafalgar Square and England. But apparently the Times Square/New York line was from the TV adaptation of Good Omens, the book used Trafalgar Square and England. Strange thing to change! It'd generally be hard to know whether a given line in that book was by Pratchett or Neil Gaiman, but the TV adaptation came after Pratchett died, so...
Sunny Dong
Sunny Dong 日 前
@Alex Griffiths it has been reported that Neil during the adaptation process actively fought to preserve Sir Terry's bits as much as possible, even at the cost of cutting out his own bits, because he saw the show as a dedicated tribute to his friend. Not really arguing whether that specific line is Neil's or Terry's, I just find this fact super heartwarming
Gem Corker
Gem Corker 5 分 前
​@Sunny Dong apparently the plan was for Neil and Terry to have cameos in the background during the scene in the sushi bar, because that way they'd get to sit there and eat sushi all day and just catch up like the great friends they were. Sadly, it wasn't possible, but Terry's trademark hat does have a cameo on the hatstand in Azeraphael's shop.
kylebyte 26 日 前
"It's an undead mall, stuttering forward in a parody of life" is the most vicious burn I've ever heard in my life.
XanthinZarda 25 日 前
"Vying between vectors of incompetence" was a good one too.
Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn 16 分 前
i love a savage burn.....if the body/idea is left in a little sintered grey pile of ash ... even better.
Free - leftist action
Dan, PLEASE NEVER STOP demonstrating the incompetence of libertarian techbros. Thank you.
hugi wagi form popy plaitim
wad is librtaim?
Tiger the Lion
Tiger the Lion ヶ月 前
What a horrible curse to wish upon another person 😅
Blue Typhoon2017
Blue Typhoon2017 29 日 前
@hugi wagi form popy plaitim what?🤨
Drew Ottesen
Drew Ottesen 26 日 前
Speaking as someone soon entering the tech industry (albeit, still disgusted this metaverse slog) this isn't really the "techbros" this is financebros larping as techbros, a true "techbro" would appreciate, for example, the blockchain as a fundamentally good way to ensure authenticity of transactions (not just financial, transactions is a broad word) and see it as great use of existing technologies such as SHA256 as opposed to just a quick money maker.
Lauren Lewis
Lauren Lewis 17 日 前
Truly a libertarian utopia: you must buy the ability to sit down
Mother's Basement
Mother's Basement 2 ヶ月 前
"our thing is gonna be exactly like Ready Player One!" *thing can't even emulate Atari properly*
Anastasia Green
Anastasia Green 2 ヶ月 前
they probably can't even run doom, which is so simple in code it can be played on a good enough calculator
Jeffrey Rhoten
Jeffrey Rhoten 2 ヶ月 前
I want some real trash isekai. *plays eminence in shadow* I said real trash isekai. *plays sword art online* I said the REAL trash isekai. *shows Decentraland* Perfection.
Jimbo55151 2 ヶ月 前
When they say “I want ready player one” they mean “I want to be the king of everything simply because I know enough pop culture”
Optimus Crime
Optimus Crime 2 ヶ月 前
😂 the Atari 2600 had 128 bytes of ram, or a tenth of a kilobyte. How can they not even get that running?
MrDuckSauce 2 ヶ月 前
because they are grifters and not actually real coders who do work, they are con artists who doesn't know the art.
Leo Alexander
Leo Alexander ヶ月 前
I knew it was nonsense, but I didn't realize exactly how cultish this was. Listening to them pretending to be excited about garbage was deeply sad.
BeetlePerson ヶ月 前
"That was soundcheck? Holy Shit" -- in a dead, bored voice trying its hardest to feign excitement
Ilian Petit
Ilian Petit 28 日 前
​​@BeetlePerson I think reality is even sadder: the people reacting like this are honestly excited about *this*
Andrew Foose
Andrew Foose 25 日 前
They all know that they have nothing of actual worth and that the value is all based on hype. If they can't get anyone else to get excited, then they lose any chance of breaking even.
peggy liepmann
peggy liepmann 8 日 前
@BeetlePerson The guy trying desperately to pretend he's excited about the Hersheyverse plot is even sadder, mainly bc you can see his dead-eyed grimace yourself.
globules ヶ月 前
Decentraland looks like it would be the main set piece for an iCarly subplot
Ryan M.
Ryan M. ヶ月 前
Godlike dunk
Javier S
Javier S ヶ月 前
Spencer would definitely fall for a crypto scam
Ashik Jaman
Ashik Jaman ヶ月 前
@Javier S nah Neville would fall for it and somehow it's revealed that Gibby was the one scamming him
Silver Sonome
Silver Sonome ヶ月 前
​@Javier S absolute Spencer slander, he may be an idiot, but he's not stupid
Javier S
Javier S ヶ月 前
The man ordered 200 pillows instead of 2, caused a multi car pileup, and can set things on fire with his very presence
Garrett Preston
Garrett Preston ヶ月 前
The same 3 dogs begging to be adopted forever is honestly so fucking grim
Molotov Milkshake
lmao you're in for a shock in the real world then.
Signo de Interrogacion
Yeah, like something out of World of Tomorrow.
Franny Yohanny
Franny Yohanny ヶ月 前
I'm so glad to see long running character Hat Dan, the Dan who wears a hat, finally return. I was getting worried he'd been sidelined entirely
MyDaroga ヶ月 前
Long live Hat Dan!
Timothy McLean
Timothy McLean ヶ月 前
Oh dear. Don't watch the credits.
Unexpected 16 日 前
@Timothy McLean "Oh my god, what did you do1?!?!?!?" "I can't use that right now."
Estarile ヶ月 前
The Inner Ear: we aren't moving, but it looks like we're moving. I think we'vr been poisoned. Brain: no, it's just VR. Inner Ear: that's the poison talking *hits puke/fall over button*
Adam Pope
Adam Pope ヶ月 前
Try turning off motion smoothing. I find that makes me sick.
Darca1n ヶ月 前
@Adam Pope Motion smoothing or the lack of it?
Adam Pope
Adam Pope ヶ月 前
@Darca1n motion smoothing I find makes me sick. It's off just enough.
Naiki Gutierrez
Naiki Gutierrez ヶ月 前
@Adam PopeI somehow misread this as “turn off motion sickness”.
Adam Pope
Adam Pope ヶ月 前
@Naiki Gutierrez that would work too
David V
David V 2 ヶ月 前
Everytime a tech Bro pretends to be a forward thinking rebel, they end up making a feudal society.
trninfan 2 ヶ月 前
Such is the fate of every libertarian idea
Comment your Social Security Details
Literally reactionary in the 19th century meaning of reactionary.
Benjamin Jaekel
Benjamin Jaekel ヶ月 前
Mario Maker: Hey man, why not build a dumb little platformer level for your nine friends :) Players: Build torture chambers, musical experiences, working computers, and other games within the game. Decentraland: Yo dude, how about you build an ENTIRE DINGDANG UNIVERSE WITH THIS Giant corporations: Build dumb little platformer levels for their nine friends.
Timothy McLean
Timothy McLean ヶ月 前
What I'm hearing is that Mario Maker accomplishes 90% of Decentraland's stated objectives better than Decentraland ever could. (With most of the other 10% being stuff like rent.)
LL ヶ月 前
Bc Mario Maker is a modular system made by designers and developers hand in hand and users have the freedom and relatively low cost to play with this system / lego set. Decentralland is a piggy bank made by tech bros who think that theyre above designers and artists. No wonder it fails.
UnknownAtAll ヶ月 前
At this point like 90% of any decent multiplayer video game with the slightest bit of modularity is better than decentraland.
Jackyfudge ヶ月 前
As a avid Maker play who plays the torture stuff for fun this comment made my day
Bassen 26 日 前
If I recall correctly a few corporations have actually made Mario Maker levels, too.
Katie Kumbar
Katie Kumbar ヶ月 前
I'm adding my voice to a 12,000 strong comment section and will likely be seen by no one, but it just struck me how many Decentraland users ask to be contacted on Discord, when the Metaverse is supposed to be a "place for genuine connections"????? Why would there not be native user-to-user chat in your Metaverse!? One of the foundational features that would actually make people stay on the platform in order to interact with each other?!?!? This could be something they add later the same way they added JUMPING multiple years after launch, but like, that just hit me that Decentraland users constantly ask to be contacted on other platforms that MAKE SENSE.
vaiyt 20 日 前
That's bevause Decentraland is a digital scarcity monetization scheme first, a virtual world second, and a platform with features people actually want to use a distant third.
Tom Triyingtothink
Good point you have been heard
Suzy Lightning
Suzy Lightning ヶ月 前
“Phigital” sounds like either a kind of toenail fungal infection or the topical cream you’d use to get rid of it
sixstringedthing 25 日 前
It's spelled "phygital" as it's a portmanteau of "physical" and "digital", but I only point that out because both spellings instantly mke me think "some sort of fungus found only in the tropics?"
Suzy Lightning
Suzy Lightning 25 日 前
@sixstringedthing oh yeah, you’re totally right, in the process of trying to figure out the portmanteau I temporarily forgot how to spell actual words
sixstringedthing 13 日 前
@Suzy Lightning Phygitalis Nonsensica. Calling dibs, there's gotte be an Ig-nobel in that somewhere.
Suzy Lightning
Suzy Lightning 12 日 前
@sixstringedthing okay, but we’re accepting the award together
James M
James M 12 日 前
@sixstringedthing Phy+gital and ph+igital are equally reasonable portmanteaus!
raspymorten 28 日 前
And once again, Dan does a video on how stupid some random tech bro garbage is, and a month later it's completely dead. Granted, this time around the metaverse was already on death's door, but it's still funny that this is basicially the exact same scenario as the NFT video.
HighJumpStudios 19 日 前
Good work takes time to do. As a result, decentraland is dead on arrival when Dan finally talks about it.
Blue Skylark
Blue Skylark ヶ月 前
I think the thing that techbros miss, is that, I like going outside. I like seeing my friends in person. When I use games and the like to spend time with my partner, it’s because I’m not able to be there in person. I use technology to try to fill a hole that can’t be filled. Nothing will be able to replace spending time with people in person, and this is coming from an introvert.
Matthew Muir
Matthew Muir ヶ月 前
I'm an autistic introvert and I agree. Digitally interacting with friends is inherently less appealing than interacting in-person; the main appeal of digital methods is convenience. For example, Zoom: Zoom was great during lockdown when it was impossible to interact in-person. Now, Zoom is just comparatively inconvenient compared to other methods of interaction.
Mo Quirk
Mo Quirk 2 ヶ月 前
The focus on mining in the embedded games really implies that the developers saw Minecraft and instead of realising that kids love creativity, they took away the idea that the children yearn for the mines.
Thas Boy
Thas Boy 2 ヶ月 前
I see it more as a metaphor for cryptomining. Except the developers don't understand metaphors, and their idea of a 'fun activity' consists solely of repeating mindless tasks for minimal profit. They're trying to market a 1910s Ford assembly line as a game. For kids!
Silenzio, Bucciarati!
"They took away the idea that children yearn for the mines". Well, yikes. (At tech bros, not at you).
Zenturio 2 ヶ月 前
I yearn for the mines
johnnypopstar 2 ヶ月 前
> the children yearn for the mines 9/10 Mandalorians approve of this message.
Millie Quick
Millie Quick 29 日 前
Don't you see the innovation here? In the non-metaversr world, it would be really difficult to walk into a Lawyer's office to film a bit because there would be people there and walls and consequences. So this really is a leap forward
HighJumpStudios 19 日 前
Oh god you're right
Nunya Business
Nunya Business ヶ月 前
I was pricing my work for a gallery show and feeling guilty for charging $130 for a small framed oil painting. The fact that people spend real money on this stuff and ugly NFTs makes me feel a lot better about asking to be paid for my sincere artwork.
charlie wintour
charlie wintour 29 日 前
NEVER FEEL BAD FOR PRICING UR ART!!!!! im not an artist by anymeans but i hate seeing artists feeling guilty over the price of their art, in my eyes arts almost invaluable, pls keep creating :)
One Who Dares
One Who Dares 26 日 前
Can you please share your website? Thinking about buying a new painting, funny how I found your comment in Dan's video I wasn't able to finish until now.
flowerheit451 18 日 前
Art takes a lot of time, skill, and expensive materials to make! Don't feel guilty for pricing your work! Though as someone who can't afford that price, i always appreciate when at more casual art fairs, artists offer prints of their work for somewhere between $20-$50, so that if i see something i love i can still get it, even though I can't afford the original
King Trasher
King Trasher 16 日 前
Aa long as you aren't charging 10 million for a banana taped to a wall in a thinly veiled money laundering and tax evasion scheme, your work deserves proper compensation Give yourself a decent wage for your work. It kills me to see real artists suffer from imposter syndrome or just plain undervalue themselves because people want to treat your work like some poster they could buy off Amazon. It's not, you're not, and the fact you made it Into a show proves that you distinguished yourself.
Edgar Allen Hoe
Edgar Allen Hoe 10 日 前
Don't feel guilty, it may or may not sell but anyone who will give you $130 for a painting can afford to spend that much.
Elizabeth Sterling
Gotta say, I love the expression 'powered by the blockchain.' That's like claiming a ship is powered by its inexplicably unretractable anchor.
Reid ヶ月 前
Ryan Bolger, a theologian: "The Metaverse will be so real that it would be capable of containing divinity." Me, also a theologian:
Cernunnos ヶ月 前
While the Bolger quote seems very wrong on its face, I would like to hear what exactly makes it so evil, from someone who'd know the details.
Reid ヶ月 前
@Cernunnos I'm a confessional Judeo-Christian theologian, so I can't detail the problems other religions would have with the idea, but Bolger's vision is deeply cursed because it misses the basic premise of divinity-on-earth so hard. The intent of the Holy Spirit's descent upon believers is to not only seal believers for justification and sanctification (Romans, Hebrews, etc) but also to begin the process of converting the believer over time to be more and more like Christ (James, etc). It is, by its very nature, a very personal and "real" situation a believer is confronted with. Many believers (including me) have to accused of being schizophrenic because sometimes the voice of God even can be directly heard in ways that only the believer hears because that's literally the purpose of having the Holy Spirit within. Churches were intended to be small gatherings of such believers to encourage each other, reinforce good theology and worship God together, as well as coordinate their giving to be as effective as possible for helping those in need. You may be thinking, "Gee, this sounds absolutely nothing like the Christians I know today", and yes, that's the problem. Humans have, through a combination of their fallen nature and direct spiritual attack, managed to take a deeply personal and vivid religion and mute it, passing all responsibilities off to other people (church workers) and being as uninvolved as possible in a reality that's supposed to be about redeeming your inner being from top to bottom. That you have people who attend church but retain nothing about the message is a sign that our church systems are broken. We treat God, the Holy Spirit, as being in a place that we periodically interact with to demonstrate allegiance, treating tithes as tributes, and having nothing to do with God once that place is left. This is a tragedy on its own. Bolger's vision isn't a redemption of the Metaverse by making parts of it holy, it's a nightmare for personal religion. VR Second World only further draws attention away from our personal selves and further relegates God and religion to a small piece of the world instead of the all-encompassing reality of God. It's literally designed to separate believers from each other, because it's been demonstrated that people cannot open up and discuss personal stuff over a phone call, even a video one, nearly as well as they can in real, actual life. It dehumanizes our fellow man (whose humanity makes them sacred), it stops us from venturing out into our Father's world, and compartmentalizes our life into "real" and "virtual", giving a ton of weight to the virtual, and no matter how Bolger thinks about deity-in-place, interaction with God can only be real, or else it's rote and meaningless action. As for other religions, I believe that perma-VR runs afoul of Allah's intentions for mankind in Islam, busies the mind against the recommendations of Buddhism, and makes the homeless and desolate of society much easier to ignore, to the horror of most religions.
XanthinZarda ヶ月 前
@Reid In a simpler read for those who won't bother to read your paragraphs: In Divinity, you are the Temple. You do not need to dedicate a specific space, or a specific time to be one with the All Creator(s). You are the time, you are the space, you are the place. All you have to do is pause yourself, and speak to Divinity itself. Be it a few words, or a deep meditation.
Linda P.
Linda P. ヶ月 前
"containing" is a confusing word here. Does it mean including?
Linda P.
Linda P. ヶ月 前
​@Reid your explanation is interesting, and may be interesting in terms of how Christians treat others. Does the personal relationship with God allow the belief that women should be prevented from using their full abilities and that Christians of all other denominations are going to hell? You see what I mean. In the social world, Many religions seem to be based on a forced power hierarchy. One that often results in the abuse of women and children, if you consider the recent history of Catholicism, the South Baptist Convention, and Mormonism.
Eve Bat
Eve Bat ヶ月 前
This is a very strange watch for those of us who spent a lot of time developing content on Second Life in the early 2000's. Like watching history repeat itself but far too soon. We just did this but back when I was making a living doing motion capture and 3d modeling, socially speaking, nobody cared. People looked at you like you have 10 eyes when you tried to explain to them you were spending your days building virtual spaces, gadgets, clothing, and weapons for people to share. Its very noticeable when people have just started thinking about these ideas in the last few years because they talk boldly and confidently about ideas that show they have a very loose grip on the reality of the tech.
HighJumpStudios 28 日 前
Dunning Krueger effect.
Beep 22 日 前
what was it like? I never touched second life so I have no idea what it was like back then or now. Did you make any money from it? Or was it just for fun? It seems like developing content for it would devolve into a grifting hellscape after a while, most game economies with real money involved seem to.
President Jyrgunkarrd
@Beep Second Life was basically a virtual art installation toolset. There was weird hype about it, but the primary userbase was just making various film props & pop culture sculpts. When I was on, I was drawn to it by a community of folks just building Star Wars stuff. The actual software was hilariously janky & poorly optimized, but the building tools were really powerful for how intuitive they were to use. Then Minecraft came along and just was flat-out better in nearly every way, and people pretty quickly swapped to doing Minecraft stuff.
Catriona 11 日 前
Frankly, Second Life looked a lot better than Decentraland, 15 years ago. There were some really beautiful places. And while the engine and tools were janky it had a dedicated community making really amazing things. Sometimes I miss it but then, all of my friends are gone.
Beep 6 日 前
@President Jyrgunkarrd seems like people can forgive a lot if the creative stuff is good, gotta be honest though I don't see how minecraft could replace it. are you talking about making mods for minecraft? cos trying to finangle basic minecraft stuff into looking like lightsabers or something sounds really hard to do
Monanarchoposad ヶ月 前
Decentraland's DAO having votes *disproportionately distributed based on wealth* is just poetic.
Ethan Styant
Ethan Styant ヶ月 前
Especially since decentralisation's common claim is to circumvent this exact thing
Gaz-L ヶ月 前
@Ethan Styant It's exactly what Dan pointed out in Line Goes Up. They're not trying to circumvent inequality, they're trying to be the ones on top.
Jansen Art
Jansen Art 27 日 前
To be fair, the Hersheyverse hat is amazing conspiracy theorist RP gear.
quitpayload ヶ月 前
At the beginning of the video I initially assumed that the movie theater had to have been something that Dan made in Blender specifically for the video. Like, there's no way that people could be gushing over something that looks so objectively shitty
mrs. ābe 🦋
mrs. ābe 🦋 ヶ月 前
That confirmed it for me that they have legit never set foot outside
Reiku Yin
Reiku Yin ヶ月 前
As an Second Life player, I've seen better theaters there that do work and can do all this kinda stuff with a free entry cost there then whatever that opening shot was.
Calvatron, Lord of Nothing
@Reiku Yin like that’s the thing! Everything Decentraland does was done a decade and a half ago in SL, where it looked better and ran better
Appalachia Brauchfrau
@Reiku Yin the gaia online movie theater experience was more fun and immersive lol, at least you could throw popcorn at each other.
J Butler
J Butler 28 日 前
@Reiku Yin It blows my mind that people don't /immediately/ draw comparisons to SL every time horseshit like this appears. Sure it's gauche look down on a demo product whose technology will improve but... This is fugly by mid-00s standards. There has to be a quality bar somewhere in sight, it can't be buried in the negative coordinates.
Josh Jones
Josh Jones 13 日 前
The real tragedy here to me is that a lot of the community seem like they are disenfranchised with the class structure and politics of the real world but instead of joining movements in the real world to try and enact change, they join an online world where they are essentially just taken advantage of in the same ways they claim to hate in the real world. Absolutely baffling.
Blabla Blubb
Blabla Blubb ヶ月 前
I'm really baffled by the idea that people might want to permanently wear mo-cap-suits with clothes projected into you instead of real clothes. Like, people wear clothes for reasons other than fashion. You know, clothes that protect you from the elements, clothes that are comfortable to wear, clothes that have big pockets, clothes that can get dirty and protect you from thorns when gardening, that sort of thing. Also, how would you do laundry? Or do people just not sweat while in the metaverse?
Bean ヶ月 前
I’m just imagining a battlefield now where the soldiers are wearing mocap army uniforms instead of actual protection and simply dying now
The Nothing Nobody
@Bean Isn't that basically just Napoleonic-era warfare?
ragnarockerbunny ヶ月 前
I'm assuming you'd have to own multiple suits for different weathers and also the associated AR glasses or whatnot. But like, I have prescription lenses, I already watch 3D movies with glasses over my glasses since I can never find clip ons, and even then... Like, it's tiring. I don't want to wear expensive AR glasses over my glasses. And the economic reality is that in a capitalist economic system, some people just won't be able to afford the AR glasses even if they wanted them, so for a significant portion of the population... You'd just look like an idiot in a mocap suit when everyone else is in civvies.
Bruno P.
Bruno P. ヶ月 前
​@The Nothing Nobody yeah but at least they got that DRIP before getting blasted into oblivion by a cannonball or something
The Nothing Nobody
@Bruno P. True, and at least there was fighting for something rather than pure dumb meaningless consumerism.
Noble Herring
Noble Herring ヶ月 前
It's always very funny to be to watch these 'we're gonna Decentralize the Government and get rid of all the BLOAT and do it OUR WAY' And then immediately set out to create the most astonishingly burdensome system of bureaucracy that would make the most devoted Thatcherite bureaucrat say "Isn't that a bit much?"
Jon Reed Edworthy
Yeah, turns out there's a reason why countries in the real world have their own civil service
J L 27 日 前
@Jon Reed Edworthy Same people that complain and whine about "the state of things" in "insert country here" without having a damn clue as to why things are like that in the first place. Like any idea, sure, it could use some iteration, but that doesn't mean you should replace it with something more burdensome... because you totally know more than the people participating in the current system. Right? There's reasons for why some things are the way they are, and these idiots just don't seem to get it.
Jon Reed Edworthy
@J L A friend of mine is looking into studying AI safety and from what they’ve described it is quite startling how narrow the focus is, like how there are plenty of people trying to create a code of AI ethical protocols without bothering to research ethics as a subject, or how they essentially want to create something that mimics human thoughts and behaviours without actually having to talk to or understand humans in general. Personally I put it down to the completely insular nature of STEM and Tech Bros. They think that humanities subjects are totally beneath them. They won’t bother interpreting qualitative data, as Dan has said repeatedly in his videos if they can’t see a number going up they can’t understand it.
J L 26 日 前
@Jon Reed Edworthy Yep, perfectly explained.
Epic Marschmallow
​@Jon Reed Edworthy I think Dan touched on this in the NFT video when he said something about how tech bros think because they understand one complicated field (coding/Blockchain technology) they think all other fields are simpler and easy
Jinator Streams
Jinator Streams 2 ヶ月 前
The comedy of techbros fundamentally misunderstanding why people go outside and spend time with friends is uniquely fascinating.
Desmaad 2 ヶ月 前
It's like they're completely detached from the rest of humanity.
RightRightRight UhHuhUhHuh
Outside = Not Safe Space
Nick Baker
Nick Baker 2 ヶ月 前
Shakespeare level irony.
ElvinGearMaster Irma
Im asocial, bordering on antisocial (yea mental health stuff) And even I am confused and weirded out by techbros. I want to drag them outside and chuck them into a pile of grass (I havent been diagnosed yet hence the bordering. My psychiatrist and I are first trying to see if its something else. So Im working on getting diagnosed)
Kane Hodder
Kane Hodder 2 ヶ月 前
Just make games meta..... just. Make. Games. Stop trying to reinvent Facebook it's not going to happen
DLSacks ヶ月 前
Pausing about 15 minutes in at the start of VR to say that my friend recently got a brand new PS5 VR system. He had a friend over trying out this NFL Quarterback demo in his basement, and the friend ended up sprinting into a support beam. Had to go to the ER. The human body REALLY wants to move.
DLSacks ヶ月 前
Also, same friend was really into Everquest back in the 90s. I remember my friends joking about how they needed to make an outerspace game called Forever Quest where you traveled to planets at near the speed of light, but in real time, so it would still take years and years to get to anywhere in the game.
Reiku Yin
Reiku Yin ヶ月 前
Heck, even with just playing regular game show often have you done the lean into a turn in a racer or try to physically dodge a attack in a game I RL. I can't even sit still when some music gets going.
ragnarockerbunny ヶ月 前
I used to work as promotional staff at booths where we showcased VR headsets. I have, on several occasions, slammed my hand into something full speed, not realizing there was a physical object where I wanted to put my soft pain feeling flesh grippers, and like, pain is one thing, but assassination attempts by ninja furniture taking advantage of the fact that you've forgotten about their existence is entirely another. Hope your friend's friend had a speedy recovery, lol
B. Collins
B. Collins ヶ月 前
that story is absolutely legendary but also i hope quarterback man is doing okay.
Neo Qwerty 『Venom Strike』
@ragnarockerbunny that is the single funniest way to describe hitting something and I may make a one-off mimic dungeon on my next campaign where the mimics all class as ninjas.
Calvatron, Lord of Nothing
Also like, we _did_ all of this. Everything depicted in Decentraland is exactly what Second Life was like, except that looked and ran better.
culwin 16 日 前
A lot of us didn't have anything to do with Second Life. And by that, I mean most people alive at the time. Most people don't care about stuff like this.
@culwin maybe the people who have something to do with this should learn their history then
Neo Qwerty 『Venom Strike』
@culwin I blame the "it's for furries" idiot naysayers who didn't think it's cool to have a whole tiny virtual hangout space/digital marketplace for not plugging the SHIT out of SL. I learned about it because I was into Neopets and people there were HUNGRY for more virtual worlds, with and without the pets.
Some Lurker
Some Lurker ヶ月 前
Decentraland looks like a video game from a movie made by people who have never played a video game
facundo torres
facundo torres ヶ月 前
These guys are so SO mad that they slept on vrchat and that they can't tie it to the block chain Vrchat is EVERYTHING they want the metaverse to be but they are very butthurt that they would have to consider it a game
05Matz 18 日 前
And VRChat and its competition (NEOS, etc.) are worlds ahead of anything NFT 'real estate' schemes can produce (or even social media giants like Facebook), because they're actually _designed_ to be used for VR socializing, games, and events. Heck, even Second Life and ROBLOX are basicly better Metaverse platforms -- given VR is apparently suddenly no longer a requirement for a 'metaverse'.
Dissonance Paradiddle
Gotta love that VR chat hit gold and everybody else is repeatedly embarrassing themselves trying to catch up miserably
theREALmistafu 2 ヶ月 前
"Don't shop less, shop digitally" is the perfect summary of the nightmare fuel the metaverse is
albinobluesheep 2 ヶ月 前
When Dan said that I was sure it was a joke he was making, and THEN he zoomed in on the text. Absolutely mad
Maro Cat
Maro Cat 2 ヶ月 前
And that not even new, skins buyable in games, are already a thing. Truely devoid of any oiginal idea.
Mene0 2 ヶ月 前
It's such a late capitalism vibe too. Don't you dare shop less, just shop more efficiently
Toby 2 ヶ月 前
@Mene0 For products chosen specifically for their compatibility with the mechanisms of artificial scarcity
theREALmistafu 2 ヶ月 前
@albinobluesheep exactly what i thought, i nearly choked as he zoomed in...
Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor ヶ月 前
"Wait, that's backwards!" "That's backwards on both sides!" could be the best reaction to every defense of meta/crypto/nft/whatever that I've heard.
Your Friendly Internet Meatshield
It's like a Simpsons or Futurama gag but irl and unironically occurring. Both hilarious, and terribly sad.
Théa Marie S.
Théa Marie S. 20 日 前
I'm 40, and this video is giving me an existential crisis. I was born into an analog world and entered a digital one. I remember navigating the nascent Internet via dial up connection. Am I too old because I simply do not understand why anyone would want a metaverse like my parents not understanding my desire to access the Internet? Or am I too old because I look at the Lindt Chocolate Store & think, "Didn't we do this once & it was bad then?" I just want to shout at corporations to touch some grass. The Internet... Metaverse... What have you should be a supplement to real life, not a replacement thereof. It's a hammer, and I don't want to live in the toolbox.
trouty606 20 日 前
I'm only a few years behind you and feel very similarly. I'm acutely aware I'm well past aged out of knowing what's current or trendy or popular and I'm fine with that, and it's very possible what I don't understand the appeal of is just past what is *meant* to appeal to me. However I think we're not in the "old man yells at cloud" on this one, because nobody gives a crap about the metaverse except the businesses and grift crowd that only view it as a way to make more money. And ultimately I think that's why it's all failing. It never came from a kernel of creativity or innovation, it was looked at as a vehicle for monetization first with anything interesting or desirable happening with it being a byproduct at best.
時計仕掛け 10 日 前
As someone in their early 20s who regularly uses VR as a social platform - likely the kind of person their narrative is attempting to reel in - rest assured: I still don't give a crap about this. None of my peers give a crap about it. We all groan at the mere mention of "the metaverse", and use it as the butt of jokes and sarcastic remarks.
Conniptions ヶ月 前
Imagine walking hours to gather clean drinking water for your family in a third world country and seeing people in the west spending hundreds of thousands to build virtual businesses that no one uses
Cassette_Cat 28 日 前
Oh, you.
Charlodyna Timberheart
The thing that strikes me as hilarious is that everything decentraland has accomplished in the past year or so was already accomplished by ROBLOX. in the 2010s.
ZodiacKillah 29 日 前
Or gmod, second life or WOW
culwin 16 日 前
Wrong, Roblox never had pyramid scams. And that's the sole point of this.
Charlodyna Timberheart
@culwin I meant purely from a technological standpoint. I played roblox as a kid, and it had virtual hangout spaces, avatars you could customize, and real life locations rebuilt in games, that didn't look too far off from what decentraland is claiming is revolutionary.
Catriona 11 日 前
Second Life in 2009 looked better than this. I mean, google some SL screenshots.
Cameron B
Cameron B ヶ月 前
8:30 - "Don't you dare f*cking shop less ..." should be the official tag line/slogan for the Metaverse.
Big Hat Bondquo
Big Hat Bondquo 2 ヶ月 前
The idea of a digital facsimile of a real dog, eternally begging for its physical counterpart to be adopted, long after the real dog has been adopted, lived a full life, and ultimately died, is genuinely horrifying.
Limey Lassen
Limey Lassen 2 ヶ月 前
I have no mouth and I must woof
Arthur 2 ヶ月 前
It's like the Star Trek ep of Black Mirror😱 But sadder bc it's a poor little dog😭
Cats_N_Doodles 2 ヶ月 前
@Arthur What was the Black Mirror episode called?
Hugmonger 2 ヶ月 前
@Cats_N_Doodles Its called "USS Callister" and I dont think it really fits as well as like... I cant remember the episode name... It might've been "Black Museum" where a woman's mind is put into a chip and installed in a stuffed monkey and forced to watch her kid live, grow up, and discard her.
XanthinZarda 2 ヶ月 前
Yeah, now I'm thinking about the Neopets account I abandoned. And more to the point, the old Petz series. From before Ubisoft sucked all the life from it.
Critical Tick
Critical Tick ヶ月 前
as soon as the section 1:27:02 came up showing how the vote to address voting power, i had one helluva realization: *that's literally just Stellaris' voting system.* these guys seriously played Stellaris, and somehow came to the decision that the galactic senate's voting system is what they should use for their actual """democracy,""" y'know, the very same system that in game is *made* to be exploited.
Tom Cardew
Tom Cardew ヶ月 前
Galactic custodian: *imposes own will on trillions, whether they like it or not* I AM the senate. Cryptobros: is this democracy? Because I like it!
Harsa ヶ月 前
I was about to say this. Like, it's pretty much myself proposing to be the galactic emperor, creating my own """security bureau""", and all of it getting approved by myself. All the other empires decided to go against my proposal? Well too bad, I'm rich AND powerful! And these techbros wants to recreate that???
May Sparkle
May Sparkle ヶ月 前
It's basically inherited from voting shares in a publicly traded company, because this is all financialization at its core.
Ricky Tenderkiss
Ricky Tenderkiss ヶ月 前
What you discuss from 1:39:17 onward, in which you describe Argentina’s hacker flophouse Casa Voltaire as having hit “a sweet spot of anonymity,” I think would be better described as a problem endemic in today’s World Wide Web/Web 2.0. The most niche minutiae of U.S. life in the 20th and 21st century are represented online, to a secondary extent this could be said of Western Europe, and beneath that one could say historical data from both the the U.S. and Western Europe are also findable … but beyond that, it’s mostly tumbleweeds. Troves and troves and troves and TROVES of information from both the present and past of the entire Global South are absent from the Web. It’s not just Casa Voltaire that’s “anonymous” … if I look up quite commonly-known subjects pertaining to when and where I grew up - if I look up fast-food franchises of 1970s Caracas, Caracas radio stations, year-by-year pop charts of Caracas radio, a list of Caracas theaters from the ‘70s and ‘80s, popular Caracas t.v. shows, telenovelas produced by Radio Caracas Televisión, old property deeds for buildings in the greater metropolitan Caracas borough of Las Mercedes (technically actually in Baruta, in the El Hatillo municipality of Miranda), the elementary schools of Caracas, old newspaper articles from _El Nacional_ or _El Universal_ … I come up with nearly NOTHING - and God help me if I want info about a neighboring smaller city like Barquisimeto or Maracay. The little info which is findable regarding most of the world is quite broad, often written from a U.S. perspective, seen through a very particular U.S.-centric ideological lens, woefully incomplete and one-sided … and, perhaps unsurprisingly, on a factual level often simply outright *wrong!* We are very much invisible online, or reflected through a funhouse mirror: the present and past of 85% of our planet’s population is simply absent, the tip of the iceberg you do see is misrepresented … and with every year that passes, our representation online - and thus the truth of our past and present existence - seems increasingly to be regarded by the wealthy world as inconsequential. But if you did not grow up in the Global South, because we are not represented online … you’d have no way of knowing that we are so poorly represented online! It’s the anosognosia trap: you do not know what you do not know, so in the U.S. you may not even realize the extent to which information about the U.S.A.’s past and present - even the U.S.A.’s trivia - is privileged online above quite broad swaths of essential, fundamental data regarding nearly 9/10 of the world’s population. So I’m not chastising you - I kinda even love you! Instead, my point here is simply: when you can find nearly everything about your own past and present online quite easily, even the minutiae, I wonder whether you realize Casa Voltaire’s “sweet spot of anonymity” is more akin to online invisibility … and that nearly the whole lived experience, past and present, of 85% of our planet’s population is similarly invisible online?
ChainSwordCS 23 日 前
that's really interesting, i haven't really thought of that before
Jeremy Anderson
Jeremy Anderson ヶ月 前
The Lindt offering on the Metaverse reminds me of a CD I had from The Cranberries which had a special "Meet the Band" segment you could see by slotting it into your computer instead of your CD player. My favorite thing to do with it was click the one window of the building that would pop open and make one of the band members say, "I really like Guinness." The fact that I'm talking about a CD player and The Cranberries might indicate how dated something has to be in order to look that way.
lmao i HAVE to see this
M S 17 日 前
It's such a minor point in the video that you can't physically sit down in Decentraland without making a purchase. But damn if it doesn't remind me of hostile architecture in American cities, where in order to rest your feet in public you most likely have to buy a coffee or french fries...
Michael Lane
Michael Lane 28 日 前
Dan killed NFTs AND the Metaverse. Dan in 2024, vote NOW!
Dragon Del Sur
Dragon Del Sur 23 日 前
Can't wait for him to kill AI art
Leandro Farias
Leandro Farias 14 日 前
Yeah, just as Paul Krugman killed the internet
Christopher Moore
Christopher Moore 2 ヶ月 前
I immediately added this video to my recommended viewing list for an upcoming lecture on cyberspace. It was then pointed out by one of my PhD students that I was cited in it! Sincerely a highlight of my career. Thank you!
PogieJoe 2 ヶ月 前
Nicholas Woollhead
Nicholas Woollhead 2 ヶ月 前
Yooo that's too cool. Good job, prof
Tennick Salvarez
Tennick Salvarez 2 ヶ月 前
Ben Bourdon
Ben Bourdon 2 ヶ月 前
You look like his twin brother.
Victoria42armstrong 2 ヶ月 前
That’s amazing!
Cameron Morris
Cameron Morris ヶ月 前
Imagine your modern mario house is on one end of skyrim and your job as a lawyers receptionist is at the other end and you have to explain to your boss that you're late because wizards were fighting dragons
NathanTR ヶ月 前
Something about a robot saying “Dope asf, clap clap clap clap clap clap” gets me every-time.
Edgar Allen Hoe
Edgar Allen Hoe ヶ月 前
As a person who is glued to my phone much more than is healthy, I am surprised to realize just how much the idea of a world where social and physical interaction is replaced by digital imitations repulses me.
Owaya Something
Owaya Something 14 日 前
Yeah i already struggle with my phone addition I don’t need to live in VR thanks
alyse cat
alyse cat ヶ月 前
The bit about how people called the Decentraland fashion show innovative for having both a physical and virtual thing made me laugh so hard. Club penguin did that in like 2012 it’s definitely not the future 😭
kkfjdskdjfksdjsg ヶ月 前
I started a job working on a product similar to this at the start of 2022, my first proper "game dev" job outside of an internship and some hobbyist experience. It's hard to overstate how much the people designing the metaverse are at best reinventing things that already exist, or at worst adding extra inconvenience to something otherwise incredibly simple. The product itself is basically a glorified VR version of GMod cinema. You upload content to their site or just link JPvid videos directly, and watch them on screens. There are a few different rooms you can watch videos in, but that's basically all there is to do. You link JPvid videos from an external site, then you can use another external site to create and import a 3D avatar. Basically nothing in there is original and we unsurprisingly have zero users. Despite this, we've dedicated a huge amount of resources to designing and implementing extensive monetisation features, including our own bespoke currency "coins" and a subscription system for creators. The cart is so far in front of the horse it's disappearing over the horizon. It reminds me of Dan's Vidme video, our priorities are entirely focused on how people can profit and rent-seek from creatives, instead of making something anyone would want to use. We fix bugs and respond to feedback, but I'm 99% certain all the feedback we're getting is from investors being goaded into giving us money by jingling keys in front of their faces, usually just a new environment to watch JPvid videos in. I've had some other circumstances to take care of recently, but am now in the process of looking for a new job, thank christ. The developers I've worked with are all great but it's very clear the people steering the ship are either completely oblivious to how this will all sink one day, or are just grifting as much money as possible before that day comes. There isn't really a moral to this story, I just wanted to vent some frustration and maybe give an insight as someone who has spent time working on one of these metaverse "platforms".
kkfjdskdjfksdjsg 20 日 前
Update because it's really funny: We're now planning to integrate AI-powered NPCs into the rooms because I literally quote "If the rooms aren't going to have real users we may as well give people someone to talk to". Just deeply sad stuff going on in the metaverse.
rrkaminski9 2 ヶ月 前
I laughed so hard when The Defiant said "the metaverse revolves around you" and then clarified that he meant you can literally move the camera around your character. A+
Michael Chui
Michael Chui 2 ヶ月 前
"I have never played Mario 64 and I'm going to prove it right now."
67ghosted 2 ヶ月 前
My wife literally groaned like it was a bad dad joke and I had to tell her he was probably serious. She just groaned louder.
elfinvale 2 ヶ月 前
i've never heard of anything so out of touch lmao. i actually put my phone down and facepalmed. tell me you've never played a video game without telling me you've played a video game
“Yes I have played at least five of Video Games.”
James Rule
James Rule 2 ヶ月 前
A wise man said it best: "Cringe. There's no other word for it. This makes me cringe."
I'm halfway through Chapter 3, so maybe this will be discussed later, but everything here is exactly what SecondLife tried to do 15 years ago. They tried to have offices, museums, NPR's Science Friday even had a gathering place for their live show recordings. All of that is gone now and it is a ghost town, from what I hear
Reiku Yin
Reiku Yin ヶ月 前
Second Life still has a active community. it's just not on main land which is what they wanted but smaller surrounding servers. Basically you need to know where to go to find the people rather then just wander the main land. All the things you mention do happen, just again usually events for specific clubs or gatherings. But at the end of the day, even as an active user of 15+ years let's call it what it is, a 3D chat program.
L C ヶ月 前
​@Reiku Yin exactly. My opinion of second life when it came out was "Facebook but with 3D avatars and an Etsy integration." It actually took off and was more successful than I expected it to be. I am the type of person who would rather do a video call than look at a bunch of avatars in a cool house to have a meeting. Facial expressions are one of the best thinga about taking to someone. Voice chat is fine too, but the avatar bit doesn't seem to add much value to me since the fidelity is low and not one to one
Vincent van Goatse
Al Roker's baffled and disgusted face at 1:15:26 says more than any words ever could.
Minnie ヶ月 前
I can't wait until everyone besides me is in the metaverse 24/7 and i can finally get some goddamn peace
Samu TT
Samu TT 23 日 前
The cat is clearly an expert on the subject monitoring that all the info is factual.
pHIL Mcdonald
pHIL Mcdonald ヶ月 前
More and more, I get the feeling that the metaverse as people describe it is just "A web browser that needs a VR headset, and much less convenient"- especially when people discuss how the internet is already a metaverse, and they're gonna sell you the next step of that in metaverse form
Long Socks
Long Socks 2 ヶ月 前
Glad to see the return of hat Dan, the Dan who wears a hat and is a different character from regular Dan. Truly one of the characters of all time
Morty Sanchez
Morty Sanchez 2 ヶ月 前
I miss the puppets
Tales from the Nuzlocke
I’m still so glad we got a cameo from the finger guns, I could use forty seconds of constant firing from those things
straitJacketFashion 2 ヶ月 前
You won’t like the ending skit then.
SnowCat0110 2 ヶ月 前
One of the defining characters of our time is hat Dan, the Dan with a hat
Chelle Johnson
Chelle Johnson 2 ヶ月 前
I must have blown $500 on getting the SR Hat Dan
Dustin Bones
Dustin Bones ヶ月 前
It only just really occurred to me how blatantly insincere it is of proponents of Decentraland to celebrate the arrival of corporate money in their space. Any other legitimate social media platform, any other legitimate game, groans as real-world moneyed interests enters their space, with rare exceptions. Their enthusiasm for any corpo representation at all is just another giveaway that this whole thing is a money-making scheme, not anything sincere or genuine, and so it's destined to die.
dieyou2000 ヶ月 前
I like that the Dominos hut was also clearly a ploy to get free stuff by whoever had the idea. "Oh hey we could all order pizza through this Dominos kiosk here" As noted, this was really clearly just effectively a wrapper in DCL for ordering Dominos via their app or website. Meaning the creator likely had the idea to create this, link it to their account to funnel all orders through with which they could (if successful) rack up massive amounts of points in Domino's rewards system for free (shitty) food.
Paul Mahoney
Paul Mahoney ヶ月 前
They could probably also skim a few tokens off the top too, take a single manna for every transaction as a 'service fee'
Edgar Allen Hoe
Edgar Allen Hoe 6 日 前
@Paul Mahoney I'm positive they must have done that, since the rapidly fluctuating value of cryptocurrency means that the whole endeavor is too risky _not_ to round up the price.
Dr_Pibby ヶ月 前
"Astral projection" and "McDonald's" were not two words I thought I would ever hear together in a sentence 😂 The world has truly become cyberpunk
Becuase I'm bored
Virtual movie theaters sound like streaming with extra steps
Also they DO exist in VRchat
Gangster Computer God
>"Decentralized" libertarian paradise >Makes a bureaucracy that puts the U.N. to shame
Slykele 2 ヶ月 前
Imagine living in your modern mario house across the dead child shrine. I can’t wait for decentraland to be real 😍😍
Luna CL
Luna CL 2 ヶ月 前
This gave me a good laugh, thanks
weatheranddarkness 2 ヶ月 前
and then you try and leave your virtual condo and glitch out the floor of the world
TheSultryStranger Danger
Just throw fireballs 🔥😱 maybe she was sacrificed to Baal in order to build the sacred Mario house
モチポンズ 2 ヶ月 前
It's sad enough by itself that a kid died. The existence of this shrine... the idea that someone, probably a parent, expressed their grief through this virtual shrine next to virtual mario house... It breaks my heart and makes me want to cry.
Robstafarian 2 ヶ月 前
@モチポンズ Exactly!
James Dearden
James Dearden ヶ月 前
The herky-jerky look and low-detail models gives me the impression of the kind of fake games they have in TV series aimed at people with no connection to actual games
Genriu Keeper
Genriu Keeper ヶ月 前
The entire idea behind a digital place where you can buy land is so beyond dumb that it actually can't be anything other than a grift. The fact that they don't bring up VRChat as an example of the "metaverse" is really telling because that game does everything DCL does but better and for free. It's got vr and desktop compatability for most things, it's got games, and it allows people to advertise and sell their own works (Or offer them for free). More than that, though, is that it lets people choose who they want to be, how they want to show themselves. It allows them to craft worlds, bodies, and personas that more closely resemble their own wants and image of themselves, or even just a fake image that they want to act as at times.
Lenariet ヶ月 前
At this point there must be a trizillion "metaverses" already. It's very telling that nobody can agree on a singular one. Cryptobros love to draw comparisons to the Internet. But this is really just every John and Jane Doe trying to sell us their individually inferior products rather than following some greater good and larger concept.
Elvan-Lady 27 日 前
Me: This is an interesting deconstruction of Decentraland and Metaverses as a concept Also me: hee hoo pretty kitty
Stardoo Galaxie
Stardoo Galaxie ヶ月 前
1:15:40 i love how the general consensus among actual professionals in response to Decentraland is “Back away slowly”
Mecharnie Dobbs
Mecharnie Dobbs ヶ月 前
1:40:17 It's the trolley problem, except that you are trying to market the trolley to one of the people on the tracks.
crisis8v88 19 日 前
"Just imagine the future value of this. You could turn $0.05 into $3.00 overnight once the world hops on this trolly. Now, sign here on the dotted line... oh, you're hands are tied down, too? Well, maybe the chap next to you is more dedicated to manifesting wealth than you are."
Radu Pericol Tiganas
so nice of Dan's cat to let him talk during her chilling video
redskin_oi99 2 ヶ月 前
It looked a little concerned with the crazy dance.
Adam Boyd
Adam Boyd 2 ヶ月 前
Check out 1:11:38 for some AMAZING cat action.
Khazer Mashkes
Khazer Mashkes 2 ヶ月 前
Cute kitty!
DuckReconMajor 2 ヶ月 前
wish i could fall asleep as fast as cat does at 1:10:37
Paul Tamborello
Paul Tamborello 2 ヶ月 前
I'm surprised it took until about 1hr20min until the cat got any pets
Gustoberg ヶ月 前
Today I saw a book called "metaverse: where you will soon live and work" on a magazine and it really shows how much the cryptobros, facebook and ready player one sold the mainstream media the idea that the metaverse is actually viable (especially since most of mainstream media is devoid of actual research and extremelly out of touch with online culture) and WILL occur, it's kinda sad really, the older people watching on tv saying "It really is the end times" thinking we will live inside machines when really, this reality is functionally unreachable.
Owaya Something
Owaya Something 14 日 前
We all just heard that Facebook was now meta and thought huh must be legit then. If the billionaire is doing it 🙄
gyups 28 日 前
When Amy looks up at you dancing and starts blinking in confusion, it's just the best. 10/10 perfect cat no notes.
ZodiacKillah 29 日 前
It reminds me of the Kinect in a far larger scope. Everyone drooled over the idea that games would no longer require controllers as a new approach to game immersion (the player is the controller!), but devs and players both quickly came to the conclusion that lacking game controllers was impractical and frustrating to use and develop for. Just a few years later the fad was dead.
Dragon Del Sur
Dragon Del Sur 23 日 前
Same as 3D, remember that 3D thing that came on the boxart? Who fucking remembers that now?
Noah Thornburg
Noah Thornburg 9 日 前
I’ll never forget our Kinect working great for my white sister and I but not working at all for my black brother LOL
EasyDanger ヶ月 前
I love how Dan talks as though he didn't build all those Mario houses ;)
Abraxian Absolution
"My dudes. The ideology is coming from inside the house." Is one of my new favorite things. I Can't quite figure out where the sniff is supposed to go tho
Ian M
Ian M 2 ヶ月 前
The Metaverse’s understanding of what made multiplayer games fun is the Steve Buscemi ‘how do you do, fellow kids?’ meme but his outfit cost 10 billion dollars.
MissMe 2 ヶ月 前
The metaverse looks like the videogames you see characters play in movies from the early 2000s
ProjectThunderclaw 2 ヶ月 前
And somehow it still looks exactly the same
fishbrains 2 ヶ月 前
these worlds are an early experiment where players have real digital ownership. the purpose of decentraland is to make businesses understand not players
Twilight053 2 ヶ月 前
@MissMe That's an insult to the 2000s game. PS2 games look better than that.
MissMe 2 ヶ月 前
@Twilight053 I’m not talking about actual games, but a lot of movies end up using crappy-looking fake games when they need to show a character playing something cause it saves them needing to license the rights from an actual thing
transViv ヶ月 前
your cat silently watching you discuss a very niche topic to an audience of no one (from their perspective) is my spirit animal
King Trasher
King Trasher 16 日 前
Nothing like watching a 30 year old twitch streamer with an average viewership of 9 spend the equivalent of TWICE my total student loan debt for a Bachelors in Engineering in order to buy: 1. A block of fake land 2. A flashy 3d model to put on that fake land 3. The privelage of sharing his 9 viewer twitch stream on an official port of a garbage game that somehow throws around millions of dollars in currency that only has value in theory Maybe we shouldve stayed in the trees. This existence is pointless.
Acidlib 24 日 前
The fact that they didn’t use the tagline “Gotta Catch ‘The Mall’!!” For the Gama Mall is so disappointing
happymradrian ヶ月 前
The saddest part of this is realising my beloved Lord of the Rings Online only has 850 concurrent players.
protoZelia 16 日 前
Same RIP
Peter Rolph
Peter Rolph 7 日 前
He does clarify this is Steam users (as it's an easy way to get a player count), and so doesn't include people playing through a separately downloaded client (which is how most of the people I know who play do so)
Grumpy Ginger
Grumpy Ginger ヶ月 前
Just something to add I realized thinking about the video. It's funny that the Matrix is one of the touchstones for metaverse weenies. For one the obvious reason that artificial world is quite literally a prison for humanity where the whole goal for the hero is to escape that reality and then learn to manipulate and eventually destroy it's rule based systems. The second is that when we actually see the good guys using virtual reality they intentional don't use a metaverse approach for their virtual reality. When Neo and Morpheus go from the dojo to the jumping test they don't head out the sliding doors and into some city where they have all the programs they use. They just warp there. When they need guns they don't go to the virtual gunshop they bring them up like a physical menu. Even the Matrix which runs on rule of cool thinks holding all your simulations in some combined physical space is stupid.
Phrygian Phreak
Phrygian Phreak 2 ヶ月 前
If a shrine to a passed child being next to a copy-pasted "meta-real-estate" mario house isn't the abyss staring back, i don't know what is
Nzinga Hendricks
Nzinga Hendricks ヶ月 前
the reflection, it is terrifying
SinHurr ヶ月 前
It's the abyss blowing raspberries.
Vincent van Goatse
Why do people avoid saying "dead" so much these days?
AnkhAnanku ヶ月 前
@Vincent van Goatse maybe it’s behavior that’s grown out of some social media sites having weird censorship algorithms? IIRC, Mia Mulder did a thing on euphemisms a few months back…
Julia Krystosek
Julia Krystosek ヶ月 前
It's been two weeks and the fact that Dan owns a copy of the Lawnmower Man RPG is still living rent-free in my head.
MajorSquiggles ヶ月 前
If theres one thing that always holds true its that people in tech and finance love to make very simple things as complicated as possible.
Hans Juker
Hans Juker ヶ月 前
My friend wanted me to contribute $3,000 to buy a plot of virtual land. I bought a gaming computer and an Xbox controller instead.
Karen Róbertsdóttir
I died at "Want some rye? 'Course you do!" That scene has never left me. So ridiculous, and yet iconic for the gaming era that made it.
Chris Lontz
Chris Lontz 19 日 前
"Don't shop less, shop [blank]" is so dystopian and boy do I hate that.
Physics Understander
Don't shop less. DON'T shop less. DO NOT SHOP LESS.
anselmenator 2 ヶ月 前
I'm amused that this video has had drastically more people viewing it concurrently than Decentraland itself.
Sam 2 ヶ月 前
This video didnt cost billions of dollars and has generated more value to humanity than Declownland ever did. Besides the video is a quality product that hundreds of crypto grifters couldn't generate.
FrankMcFuzz1 2 ヶ月 前
@Sam Decentrabland
Hawk Hero
Hawk Hero 2 ヶ月 前
Heck, it looks like this comment is going to do numbers bigger than Decentraland.
Adam Pope
Adam Pope 2 ヶ月 前
​@Hawk Hero hell I think my unlisted, private video has more viewers than decentraland.
FFKonoko 2 ヶ月 前
​@Adam Pope nevermind unlisted videos, somehow raising my sub count with literally no videos at all. 😂
Jet Stream
Jet Stream 28 日 前
“The metaverse is inevitable” that talking point has aged really poorly as of now lol
Regulith ヶ月 前
1:08:08 I can't say I've ever seen someone pretend to be this fascinated by a third-person camera
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