Author: Stanley U.

Stanley U. is a writer with unparalleled passion for content creation in the tech space. In fact, content seems to be the very life blood running through his veins. Think content, think Stanley.

Startups Eye Metaverse and NFTs to Help Solve Africa’s Economic Woes  Some things just do not make sense when you first hear about them. On Monday, July 18th, a Nigerian-born tech entrepreneur says he has found a way for Africans to escape inequality and bad governance. Emole, Co-founder of the Afropolitan Network State Project, said that there are so many things that limit Africans from real-world opportunities. He added that the internet is the only place which serves as an equalizer. Emole’s tech startup is among a number of African-led virtual projects that aim to help the world’s poorest continent…

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Imagine being in the comfort of your house, yet you are able to attend a meeting being held in your office. What about attending an event in any country of the world – from your house – without having to catch an exhausting flight. These are just a few use-cases that the metaverse offers. For those who don’t know, I’d tell briefly what the metaverse really is. Stay with me. The metaverse is a 3D virtual world in the web3 blockchain space that works more like the universe we all know. It is a shared online space, combining physical, virtual…

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If you are considering a space that goes whole weeks without serious activities, then you will have to remove metaverse from your list. This web3 space has enough activities to keep one’s hands full. If you must knows, below is a wrap on what happened there this previous week. Meta Unveils AI-Powered Translation Tool Any keen observer in the web3 space would see that Meta has been pouring in funds to facilitate the growth and development of the metaverse. This effort is not just in VR headsets. In a blog post published last Wednesday, the company announced NLLB-200, a new…

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People had thought that the metaverse, and talks about it, would disappear as soon as it had started. Some people even went as far as calling it an illusion, a mere hype, a fad – and even a puff of smoke. With current facts and metrics, we have to believe otherwise. Judging from how much some techies, like Meta (Facebook) and Microsoft, are pumping into this virtual world, I think there’s a need to look again. Currently, things seem to be taking a turn; a very sharp turn at that. Information from reliable sources disclose that the Government of Dubai…

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A Metaverse Pioneer Warns that the Metaverse Can Be Misused Brian Schuster recently spoke with Daily Mail and warns that the metaverse can be used to manipulate people for the benefit of the manipulators. Brian has been in the metaverse for 17 years and has created his own digital world which he called Utherverse. According to Brian, the new digital world can be used to brainwash whole populations and basically put them under the control of a ‘puppet master.’ He said this to DailyMail.com in a phone interview. He added that he doesn’t believe that Facebook will ever come to…

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When we talk about an economy, we usually refer to countries or regions in relation to their production, consumption, imports and exports. Well, that meaning seems to be changing lately; and fast, too. While some people still consider the metaverse as something far out and unrealistic, others are already living it. For some, the metaverse is just another social media, an overhyped platform, sort of. In spite of how it is seen, people are already moving in, building businesses and empires that are leveraging the blockchain.  On the surface, the geographical country and this ‘decentralized network of computers’ may seem…

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Just like every newborn, the metaverse keeps evolving every single moment. Each day has a new scene to flash for our wonder. To put it another way, on a daily basis, this emerging technology gives us insight on how it will affect the way we live, work, shop and interact. Below is a wrap up of events which took place in the metaverse this past week. Some Big Brands Collaborate on Metaverse Interoperability It is really hard to ignore some of the events going on in this 3D virtual world. Most tech giants have seen the potential that the…

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Humans have always had a way of describing and handling things that they do not fully understand. One example would be the COVID-19 pandemic. Many conspiracy theories arose to explain away what the virus really was. However, all those theories didn’t wish away what the pandemic was. There are other examples. The metaverse is really no different. If you listen to people talk about the metaverse, you’d here certain things that are really unfounded. This article attempts to seive these myths from reality. 1. No One Knows What the Metaverse is Even though you have never heard of metaverse or…

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Things are happening in the whole of web3 space. And very fast too. People’s attitude to this emerging space depends on perception. To some, it is the next big thing while to others, it’s just an overhyped concept. However you see it, below are some of the events in the space this past week. Lacoste Drops an NFT in web3 The popular French fashion brand, Lacoste is staking its claim in web3 with the drop of a new NFT called ‘UNDW3’. UNDW3 is pronounced as ‘underwater’. It features a crocodile, which as we know, is a major component of the…

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The internet has filled us with awe and wonder when it first came, giving us opportunity for real time interactions even though we are worlds apart. It became more fascinating when social media apps were built on it; the world became an enclosed space. The metaverse is envisioned as the next iteration of the internet, introducing an immersive digital universe. Through the internet and social media, we are already living what can be best described as ‘online lives’ and the metaverse will or is already having an impact on that life. The metaverse didn’t really become popular until November last…

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