An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Neal Stephenson’s Lamina1 blockchain technology startup dropped a white paper today on building the open metaverse. It’s quite the manifesto. In the document, the company said its mission is to deliver a Layer 1 blockchain, interoperating tools and decentralized services optimized for the open metaverse — providing communities with infrastructure, not gatekeepers to build a more immersive internet. The effort includes some new original content: Under active early-stage development, Neal Stephenson’s THEEE METAVERSE promises a richly-imagined interactive virtual world with an unforgettable origin story, the paper said. Built on the Lamina1 chain, creators will come to experience Neal’s vision and stay to develop their own. Stay tuned for more details, the paper said. […]

In the paper, Stephenson said, “Inexorable economic forces drive investors to pay artists as little as possible while steering their creative output in the directions that involve the

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