An Interview With Aragorn Meulendijks From Your Open Metaverse

Today at CryptoNewsZ we spoke with multi-faceted Aragorn Meulendijks, who is the CMO of Your Open Metaverse-the world’s first layer 1 metaverse platform, enabling brands, businesses and artists to benefit from instant interoperability between their ‘metaspaces/experiences. ‘created the first real‘ Metavers ’in continuous environments.

CryptoNewsZ: Hello and welcome to CryptoNewsZ Aragorn, it’s an honor to be with us today. Want our readers to know what sparked your interest in Metaverse crypto and blockchain?

These are actually 2 separate questions. My love of the Metaverse started when I was a kid. Of course, at the time, I didn’t call it the “metaverse,” but it was just a boy’s dream in a virtual world full of adventure. A digital future, inspired by movies like Tron and The Matrix, where we as humans can engage in endless adventures and experiences and explore our own imaginations. This dream, sparked by my mother’s acquisition of a Commodore 64 computer that I would play in 1989, led to my passion for technology. Even if I’m not really an engineer, I’m always an early adopter. Interested in new technologies, making my own computers and experimenting with software. So naturally, when bitcoin first appeared in 2010, I was one of the early adopters. I tried. He… mined some… left it on Mount Gox and forgot about it… until I lost my precious hundreds of BTC. (which I’m now trying to recover … but that’s a story.)

CryptoNewsZ: We wonder what led to the creation of the world’s first layer 1 metaverse platform?

Frankly speaking, I only came across the term “Layer-1”, but the real geniuses behind this term are Daniel van der Waals, our founder, and Jorrit Velzeboer, our CTO. Daniel started pursuing his dream of providing virtual meeting spaces for businesses in 2012. At the time, people thought he was just crazy. It should be remembered that at the time, even Zoom was not yet. Video calls since childhood, and here’s this weirdo thinking we’ll meet in virtual space!

Daniel was a visionary, but he was not, like me, a real engineer, so he found himself. A good businessman and technician, Jorrit, our CTO. Jorrit started creating the technical vision of a platform that would be able to create and host the events and meetings that Daniel envisioned… and that was the beginning. They immediately brought in Alex van der Baan, our CEO, with business skills, experience and network to help them attract the right people and money… along with Arthur our Unreal Engine Dev, to become CMO.

CryptoNewsZ: Why is the metaverse such a revolutionary concept?

The Metaverse represents the beginning of a process that will ultimately represent a paradigm shift in how people interact with each other and reality itself. Accelerated with the advent of age some more powerful and integrated technologies. Blockchain, Spatial Computing and AI are the 3 basic technologies, but there are others, all combined, such as human-machine interface, high-bandwidth wireless data transmission, power balancing technology. load on the network…. and so on.

CryptoNewsZ: Can you identify the components of the modern metaverse environment?

Interoperability, continuity, three-dimensional space and data decentralization.
Currently there are many projects that call themselves “metaverses”, but the reality is that there is only one metaverse, which can be collectively all of these projects to be interoperable with each other. with and in a consistent manner. They have to be there at all times, just as physical reality is always there for us, the street bar is there, even when we’re not there, even when it’s closed. As well as these experiences. I call them experiences rather than spaces because that’s what the metaverse represents.

Space is something that is important in the physical world, but not in a virtual world, because it is literally eternal. So it all depends on the experiences we have. The three-dimensional space is also important, the metaverse itself is not virtual reality, because it depends on wearing a helmet, but it is inherently three-dimensional and in the future maybe even four-dimensional. , including time as a dimension that we can. crossing. in virtual reality. Finally, decentralized data is important because it separates the real metaverse from the fake metaverse, as viewed by companies like Meta. Metaverse represents an opportunity to regain control of our data and our privacy. Our digital lives can be ours again.

Aragorn, at CryptoNewsZ, we thank you for sharing your wonderful insights and insights into the YOM ecosystem and wish you great success in all of your amazing endeavors.

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