Facebook’s rebranding itself into Meta has pushed the keyword “Metaverse” to the top position of the buzzworld list. While there are many different interpretations of this concept, the commonly accepted one refers to a technological effort that brings our experience in this physical world (i.e., this universe) up and beyond (i.e., meta).
Current implementations of metaverse mostly focus on Video games and Virtual reality. Second Life, a video game debuting almost two decades ago and incorporating various aspects of social media into a persistent virtual world, is typically referred to as the first metaverse. Multiplayer online games with involved social functions are another example. Besides Video games, Virtual reality (VR) is another key beneficiary of the metaverse development. Facebook Horizon, a social VR launched in 2019, and Microsoft’s 2017 AltspaceVR acquisition are among the first initiatives. Nonetheless, the potential implementations and use-cases of metaverse go far beyond video games and virtual reality. In fact, the potential is as great as bringing a form of immortality to our every existence. Philosophically speaking, our existence comprises not only our bodies, but also souls and minds. While medical advances have made significant progress in prolonging our life-expectation, other technologies have brought to the table various discussions surrounding mind uploading, or whole brain emulation, which represents one’s mental state in digital form. Now, by fusioning the power of exponential technologies which are Blockchain and AI, we can create an intelligence metaverse in which our minds dwell. Never before there is such a quest that is as ambitious and long-lastingly impactful as Intelligence Metaverse.
If the above line of arguments sound somewhat science-fiction to you, rest assured that it is not. A recent Crypto ft. Artificial Intelligent project called ZenFi AI sets out to do exactly just that. They aim to construct a so-called Intelligent Metaverse. ZenFi AI’s initiative comprises of three key pillars:
First, there must be a way to somehow extract and transfer human’s intelligence onto the blockchain. ZenFi AI combines computational neuroscience and neuroinformatics to emulate human beings’ mental state by a series of computer codes. By bringing such codes on-chain, and denoting them under a format of NFTs, ZENFI AI can tokenize human intelligence and store its representation on an everlasting storage of blockchain.
The second pillar focuses on providing incentives and serves as an economic backbone for ZenFi’s metaverse, which is simply called Train-To-Earn. Once created, an intelligent NFT may continue to learn, adapt and evolve. In our Train-to-Earn incentive model, one can either pay others to provide valuable dataset on which their own intelligent NFTs could learn and train. Alternatively, one can also let their well-trained intelligent NFTs interact with others, providing intelligent services, thereby earning service fee.
The third pillar revolves around interactions and exchanges between its inhabitant entities. Intelligent NFTs in our metaverse shall be able to provide intelligent services. In the current blockchains’ architecture, smart contracts or other autonomous agents are not able to communicate with the real world solely by themselves. The contemporary solutions are Oracles. However, these oracles will eventually pale in comparison with the intelligent NFTs that offer intelligence services in the intelligent metaverse.
The project announces its native token, called ZENFI, and stated that the public offerings will be open in approximately 4 weeks from this time of writing. It is too early to judge if this will make a bang, but it is definitely worthy of our attention.
- Website: https://zenfi.ai
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZenFiAi
- Telegram: https://t.me/ZenFiAI
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