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💡#12 "The BBBP"- Beyond the Metaverse and an upcoming Digital Twin Masterclass
Bitcoin Cities powered by Volcanoes, Understanding the Metaverse, AI, Sustainability, Digital Twins and what this means for Real Estate. And info about the upcoming Digital Twin Masterclass and course
It’s been a while.
We talked about the Metaverse in how to architect it and also an introduction to it back in March. But here’s the thing. There’s a lot of misconception of what it is, and how to actually leverage it for good. This is why we are creating a Masterclass about the Metaverse.
And creating a course in Digital Twin mastery. We are doing this together with a growing E-learning platform called Tenyne. So if you want to know more about Digital Twins, the Metaverse, and also how it relates to other trends in the Building Buzz Hypecycle, all of your questions will be answered soon!
Because the future is already here, just unevenly distributed. We have the ingredients, but the question is how we can put them together in the right order. AI is on the rise and we see amazing solutions being developed and used in silo-applications. We see Digital Twins being offered by many companies where interoperability is still a challenge. And we also see new virtual worlds emerging in parallel to the real world with names like the Metaverse, Multiverse, Omniverse even. It is no longer a tale about two cities, but actually infinite cities.
And in the real world we see Bitcoin cities being created powered with energy from Volcanoes. And we also see that AI is moving ahead faster than ever. Experiments are being done which blurs the line between Digital and Human. This is in 2021. What will the world be like in 5 years? 10 years?
If you can read between the lines, you will also come up with the answers. And if you need help, stay tuned for the next episode of the Podcast where we discuss Modern Data strategies and a deeper discussion of what it means with Edge-Native companies.
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This week, the Bullet points focus on solving old problems with modern mindsets and modern technology.
Articles and content that will help in going Beyond Buildings:
Welcome to Meta. Connection is evolving and so are we. The metaverse is the next evolution of social connection. Meta’s vision is to help bring the metaverse to life, so we are changing our name to reflect our commitment to this future. A future made by all of us. The metaverse will be a collective project that goes beyond a single company. It will be created by people all over the world, and open to everyone.
China's dirty love of coal. Will China save the world or set it on fire with coal? Xi Jinping promises to stop building coal-fired power plants abroad but opens new coal mines at home. We visit the coal rush in Inner Mongolia and make inroads in Bosnia and Zimbabwe to understand whether the rest of the world can influence China's climate policy.
‘Yeah, we’re spooked’: AI starting to have a big real-world impact says expert. Artificial intelligence underpins many aspects of modern life, from search engines to banking, and advances in image recognition and machine translation are among the key developments in recent years.
The United States will become the global crypto and blockchain leader. As we have been seeing, U.S. regulators are incorporating the cryptocurrency industry into its financial system — allowing the traditional banking system to work alongside the new and fast-growing decentralized financial system. This could enable the U.S. to become a frontrunner in fintech development, blockchain technologies, and even into more unconventional parts of decentralized finance such as insurance, trade finance, and fundraising.
Star Atlas by Solana. Star Atlas is proud to announce that it has selected Solana as the protocol to build out its blockchain-driven massively-multi player metaverse. Star Atlas is developing a unique gaming experience by combining blockchain mechanics with traditional game mechanics. Solana launched the first-ever “web-scale blockchain” in 2019 making it the only blockchain solution capable of hosting applications with the computational bandwidth akin to the modern internet, presenting the capability to power decentralized versions of Nasdaq, Facebook, Twitter, and all other existing blockchains.
ABB announces investment in Canadian AI specialist BrainBox AI. ABB has announced an investment in Montreal-based startup BrainBox AI as part of the firm’s strategy to make buildings smarter while improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. BrainBox AI uses artificial intelligence to reduce energy costs and carbon emissions from Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems in commercial buildings.
The Metaverse and How We'll Build It Together -- Connect 2021. Connect is more than a conference, it’s an opportunity to connect with others and be part of a global AR/VR community.
Brain Implant Translates Paralyzed Man's Thoughts Into Text With 94% Accuracy. This new system uses both the rich neural activity recorded by intracortical electrodes and the power of language models that, when applied to the neurally decoded letters, can create rapid and accurate text.
Unity Announces Intent to Acquire Weta Digital. Unity is the best at delivering world-class tools and technology to creators. Together we have the opportunity to make Weta Digital’s award-winning, high-end artist pipeline, and tools, which are in a class by themselves, accessible to a much broader audience of artists than what has been historically possible
The Technology That Could Turn Buildings Into Climate-Fighting Tools. For the last two decades, the building industry has been working to bring down the carbon costs associated with structures and materials. The building sector accounts for a huge share of carbon emissions, so decisions about materials and engineering have big consequences for the climate. That’s especially true as more of the world’s population exits rural poverty for urban areas.
El Salvador president plans 'Bitcoin City' financed by crypto bonds. El Salvador, which has used the US dollar for two decades, was the first country in the world to legalize bitcoin as legal tender. Bitcoin mining is the process by which new bitcoin is created using computers that solve complex mathematical problems -- a process that demands huge amounts of energy.
Crypto Art & Metaverse Space. With traditional gallery spaces/institutions taking commissions anywhere between 30-50% on top of gallery space rental that can be up to $1000 a week, does this model make sense anymore compared to what the Crypto Art space offers? And as some of these traditional platforms see the value of blockchain what does it mean for their existing business models?
If you have anything on your mind or a topic you want to discuss, just leave a comment and we will respond shortly!