January 17, 2022

The Man Who Sold the Metaverse
Meta built its social media empire on advertisements. As it ventures into the Metaverse, will the company make something fun—or just another funnel?

December 21, 2021

Fear the Facebook Metaverse
Facebook transformed the Internet. Now Meta wants to create metaverse technologies to help usher in its next generation. We're scared too.

December 6, 2021

Decentralize, or Be Destroyed!
The Metaverse was once fiction. And unless we disempower centralized authorities, it could stay that way.

November 23, 2021

Centralization Is a Systems Design Problem
Centralization leaves the entire Internet susceptible to failure. Where were you when Facebook deplatformed themselves?

August 13, 2021

Fortnite Built the Metaverse On-Ramp
With concerts and mashups galore, Fortnite's novelty is so strong you'd be hard-pressed to find a gamer who hasn't at least tried it.

August 6, 2021

The User-Generated Civilization of Roblox
Something is happening in Roblox. For a dozen hours a week, the youth of the world is vanishing into a user-generated civilization.

July 30, 2021

Are We Already in the Metaverse?
The Metaverse will enable everyone to participate in a decentralized act of creation. Thanks to a new emphasis on user-generated content, millions are already there.

July 23, 2021

Epic Games vs. Fortified Philosophies
Epic Games has already leveraged Fortnite's limitless appeal to change the gaming industry forever. What's next?

July 16, 2021

Roblox Puts the "Me" in Metaverse
Roblox has perfected the user-focused philosophy of the Metaverse. But is it really just a social network?

July 9, 2021

What Is the Metaverse?
The Metaverse may replace the Internet as we know it. So what exactly is it?