Metaverse

How to Invest in the Metaverse Minus the Hype

Think about a virtual world that’s so real you wouldn’t know it’s a virtual reality. Maybe we’re living in such a world already, and that’s called the simulation hypothesis. If you’re in a simulation, and you create another simulation, then you have nested simulations. Elon Musk believes there’s a one in a million chance we’re […]

Confluent Stock: A Metaverse Big Data Play

Short-term stock price movements are nothing but noise, yet human emotion means we can’t help but check our portfolios every five minutes during market open. You’d think mainstream pundits would discourage such behavior, but they do anything but. Just look at this gem from Jim Cramer several days ago (our emphasis in bold). A year […]

Matterport Stock: A Richly Valued Metaverse Play

Probably the best thing to come out of the special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) era is a population of stocks that all started out at the same price point. This makes it exceptionally easy to gauge performance at a glance. That is until stocks start splitting, but we have a feeling the only splitting happening […]

Investing in The Metaverse with Event Streaming

They say an average human driver needs about half a second to react to an unexpected event while driving. “In athletics, anything under a tenth of a second is considered unhuman and therefore a false start.” That’s according to a study by Sky Sports that measured F1 driver Nico Hulkenberg’s reaction time at less than […]

Real-Time Data Analytics and The Metaverse

One of tech’s biggest news stories coming out of 2021 would be Facebook’s rebrand to “Meta.” Like Google, it’s likely that nobody will adhere to that new name, but everyone sure took note of the strategic direction change towards the metaverse. The Web 3.0 / creator economy / DiFi crowd quickly attached themselves to the […]

Social VR Brings People Together in Virtual Worlds

The Oracle of Mars, Elon Musk, has often alluded to the conspiracy theory metaphysical possibility that we’re living in a simulation. It’s like that scene from “Animal House” where Pinto the pledge ponders the implication that one atom in his fingernail is an entire universe. Ergo, his universe is but a single atom in the […]

A Simulated Reality is Not as Improbable as You Think

Among the long dyed beards and tight skinny jeans of Silicon Valley, you’ll also find a different way of thinking that isn’t just about waving signs around outside your office because you don’t like what’s going on in politics. There’s a much deeper vein of thought that is best summed up by the words of Elon […]