Identity and ownership are the secret sauce of web3. They are what will make this technology move and provide unique value to its users. While at the NXT Museum there was one quote on an art piece that really caught my eye:
“It will feel like you’re winning
There you’ll be twinning
A new form to project yourself
From earthly norms you eject yourself
Born to be free, your body dances in ritual memory
Discovering how anonymity liberates identity
You drag and drop yourself as digital information.”
This article in Venture Beat explores the idea of digital identities. It makes a compelling argument that the metaverse isn’t just a destination, but actually, a realization that allows our digital identities to exist. I am really intrigued by this idea.
In our current iteration of the web, identity has been rightfully discussed in detail. You are interacting with your digital identity each time you log into your email, social media profile, or complete a transaction online.
What is that identity? Who has access to that identity? What does that particular form of your identity communicate? These questions will become all the more important as our lives transition into the metaverse.