The World of 2021 was Digital; Metaverse Booms in 2022

New variants of COVID appear as we return to our world, disrupting our lives. It seems that there is already another variant that appeared in the last week to add to our Greek alphabet. 2021 was the year of IoATD (Internet of All Things Digital, I’m making that acronym up), but the world of virtual technology will continue to grow, and Bitcoin, NFT and the Metaverse seem to be available by 2022.

The media focused on non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Will the media use more blockchain in 2022?

A Bitcoin boom in 2022?

After a year of preliminary testing in 2021, many innovators will fully adopt blockchain in 2022. The Bitcoin movement is taking place in a similar way to 15 years ago, when Web 3.0 enabled content creators to directly reach and monetize their followers. .

In the process, creators reclaim some of the power owed to them by Facebook, YouTube, and Apple. With the ability to innovate well, these Silicon Valley archetypes will make 2022 something worth watching (we hope).

Imagine the process that is being observed right now and that observation then influences the process. This is happening with the 2022 metaverse. The metaverse is: observed, studied, examined, and predicted. Then comes 2022 with the bitcoin metaverse and everything will continue to surprise and maybe even dismay us. Much of the metaverse will shock people and that is to be expected. You can’t boil water without making some steam.

2. NFTs add a Bitcoin metaverse.

In 2022, superfans will use their collective decentralized power to support the work of their favorite artists through blockchain. In the entertainment business, Beeple’s NFT is the poster child of the blockchain.

Or as new superfandom channels marketed providing access to new and exclusive clubs, as we move into Q2 2022 the media will be familiar with CryptoPunks, Bored Ape Yacht Club and DAO. (Decentralized autonomous groups).

Really, it’s not a fad, they could change the game.

3. Metaverse Big Tech will be a major target.

The 2020 midterm elections generated threats on social media. However, no one analyzes how Facebook (or Meta), Google, Apple and Amazon offer a greater immediate threat. Blockchain and associated decentralized social networks have been affected.

The government pressured Facebook to shut down Instagram, hurting Zuckerberg and Facebook. But these tech conglomerate “unlocks” will spur the creation of more content on more channels.

4. Did Apple Create the Metaverse?

Most people know that science fiction writer Neal Stephenson came up with the word “metaverse” in the 3D virtual space novel, snow crash. As the word and concept grows, Facebook finds refuge in its new name (and logo) Meta.

Apple says they are leading the metaverse innovation charge. Apple AR glasses will drive innovation with the latest in wearable technology: AirPods. Apple’s AirPods ($20 billion business) are the first major entry point into the metaverse, just as the iPhone did for the mobile industry.

5. Musicians use metaverse.

Musicians, artists, and producers will gain prominence and fans as gaming continues to dominate all other forms of entertainment. Travis Scott made his metaverse debut in 2020 with the #1 hit “Fortnite.” Video game music licenses will be a huge source of revenue this year, thanks to Ariana Grande.

6. Play for real money.

Media and IT business models will continue to change. Leading the pack are Facebook and Google with ad-based business models. Subscriptions (Amazon Prime, Apple One, Disney+) have already replaced one-time purchases. Some believe that speed increases in all things digital will phase out free-to-play business models. Personally, I hope not!

Blockchain has created a new paradigm of “play to win”, and this gives them fractional ownership in the games that are played. “Can this work for me?” is the question on everyone’s mind, especially entrepreneurs looking to innovate in new spaces.

Keep watching as games and similar forms of entertainment continue to inspire, innovate and iterate on other areas of entertainment.

7. Disney overtakes Netflix in screen dominance.

Disney+ will overtake Netflix in terms of global paying members (they say by 2025, I think sooner) as the mouse house invest more in original programming. Disney’s Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, Avengers and Disney Princess franchises intermix the profit.

Consider how many NFTs Disney can (and will) build using timeless characters. (Hence the number of DVC subscribers.)

Amazon and Apple are quietly expanding their own original content divisions for very different reasons.

In virtual worlds, Amazon and Apple use content to advertise elements of the metaverse and build customer loyalty. Expect more acquisitions of media production companies in 2022. The theme for 2019 is Hello Sunshine (Reese Witherspoon). The 2022 main prize will be A24 (even though Steven Frank assumed Parasite was his, and it wasn’t).

8. Use of NFT by musicians

New royalty platforms (TikTok, Facebook, Peloton) and the use of smart speakers will contribute to double-digit growth in music. The most essential thing, and perhaps the most vital thing for today’s CEOs, is that superfans will quickly increase the income of their favorite artists. Billions were left unclaimed and that has changed.

9. You might be able to help make the next big Hollywood movie with Bitcoin.

Get ready to directly finance and even buy the work of your favorite artists. Private equity investors have spent billions on music acquisitions from the likes of Stevie Nicks and Bob Dylan, but that will change this year.

NFTs will help you, but who else is affected?

The retail sector will provide new cash flows for filmmakers. Watch “The Chosen” this year (2022). You must be aware of what The Chosen is doing, because they know the metaverse.

Events like live music festivals and other mega-events will continue to take center stage as COVID continues to clear in 2022. The COVID and Astroworld tragedies irreversibly transformed these large-scale live events, but the “festival experience” for participants is will adjust and (jump

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Angela Ruth

Angela Ruth is a freelance writer, journalist, and content marketing/SEO consultant in Silicon Valley. She is a member of the YEC and a fan of startups.

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