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The NFT Revolution
Back at Burning Man in 2017, I had an adventure one night that brought me to Deep Playa, by the Mayan Warrior. I had left my bike by the Tree of Ténéré, and wasn’t sure which way that was. I started walking into the desert until I saw what looked like some shacks in the middle of nowhere.
I entered the shack and asked if I could have a water refill. A man introduced himself as Lord Overkill and led me to a large metal barrel with a spigot on it. I filled up and asked if I could help. It turned out that I had discovered a camp called Feed the Artists that came out early and prepared meals for the artists working on their sculptures during Build.
Lord Overkill asked me if I was an artist.
I thought about it and said, “I used to be.”
I used to craft my digital art, my video games, and realized at that moment that I missed creating. I ended up hanging out with Lord Overkill and when I say goodbye, he looks at me, and pulls a bracelet off his wrist.
“I haven’t felt like giving this to anyone all week. Come to the artist dinner, Friday, at sunset.”
Friday night, I attended the artist dinner, where they offered seven types of lasagna, and a standup comedy show. I met different artists that worked on the sculptures on the Playa.
Today, as we enter the Age of the Metaverse, dark factories, and automation, it seems that we will need something meaningful for people to do when a large number of manual jobs will go away. It seems that Art and creation will be an important part of the new economy. NFT stands for non-fungible tokens and NFTs will play a large role in this new economy.
The space is moving quickly and it is an important rabbit hole to understand. The NFT Revolution is here.