Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 Set to Launch an Open Metaverse

A recent update issued by Neal Stephenson founder of Lamina 1 reveals that the firm will work closely with best-performing tech companies to launch an open metaverse. The report stated that Lamina 1 team would hire professionals from HTC, Mira and Qualcomm to develop the proposed metaverse.

The Lamina 1 team believes that blockchain technology has massive potential to support the development of the open metaverse platform.

Benefits of Open Metaverse

Speaking at an interview with a local news site the chief executive of Lamina 1 Rebecca Barkin outlined the L1 roadmap for creating the open metaverse. In her address, Barkin stated that the L1 team plans to utilize blockchain technology and gaming knowledge to create an open metaverse.

Initially after exploring the gaming world, Stephenson believes that the concept behind video games had great potential for creating the proposed metaverse. Barkin added that the L1 team plans to invest in creating an open metaverse platform built with high fidelity. Unlike the primary games such as cartoon features and walled garden, the L1 metaverse would enable the user to utilize their digital assets appropriately in the virtual space.

As such Barkin stated that most of the featured games in the proto-metaverse platforms such as the Roblox are non decentralized. It implies that Roblox player has minimum control of their user account.

Barkin noted that the proto-metaverse platform ensures that the available digital assets remain locked within the platform. Hence there will be no need to use cryptos on the Roblox. 

According to Barkin, the L1 proposed metaverse would be developed using revolutionary infrastructures to ease the interoperability capabilities. Primarily the expected metaverse would allow the user to be in complete control of their digital assets.

Barkin argued that the L1 team plans to take an opposite approach from Roblox by allowing the user to maintain ownership and value of the crypto assets.

Will Lamina 1 Partners Support the Firm to Develop Open Metaverse?

Before the launching of the Lamina 1 mainnet in Q2 Barkin confessed that Stephenson and the team plan to explore the metaverse and virtual reality space. Criticizing the metaverse approach undertaken by Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Meta Barkin regretted that the tech firm failed to support the growth of metaverse. She added that despite Meta being commandeered by Zuckerberg and his team, less efforts were made towards the development of the metaverse space.

In 2022 Zuckerberg and his team invested in developing an open metaverse aiming at improving the interoperability of the platform. The team also invested in developing heavy metaverse hardware. Based on Barkin’s observation, the Zuckerberg metaverse project failed to meet people’s expectations.

She stated that Zuckerberg’s idea of people wearing a headset while undertaking their daily activities failed to materialize due to changes in consumer preference. Barkin noted that most people were against the idea of wearing a headset all day. 

Lamina 1 Seeks for Business Partners

Presently the L1 team has collaborated with industrial heavyweights such as HTC and Qualcomm to debut a unique open metaverse. In an earlier report, the L1 team confirmed participation in the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon Space XR event. During the event, the L1 team would have the opportunity to work with the world-class infrastructure development firm Croquet.

On the other hand, Viverse developers from HTC would support the L1 team to create innovative user-generated tools. Under the partnership agreement, the L1 group allowed HTC to utilize its proprietary tools to enable the players to have control of their digital assets in gaming. The HTC team plans to adopt the L1 blockchain technology to create a cross-platform for asset distribution.

Irrespective of this the quest to transform the virtual compelled the HTC team to seek a partnership with the popular XR hardware company in January.

In the meantime, the L1 team will work with Interverse gaming company to improve the XR sports platform. While the HTC team would support L1 to develop the interoperable asset.

Barkin stated that the L1 open metaverse has motivated the firm to join efforts with experts from Mira World company. She argued that the Mira team has unique blockchain-powered user-generated infrastructures including ecommerce, an exclusive VR tourism that can be utilized in the L1 new metaverse project.

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