Telecommuting and loneliness: the solution lies in the metaverse

Telecommuting means we can work anywhere in the world. But is there a place where we feel at home? Recently, a new company has created the “Figment Country Club”, a virtual country where people feel at home, wherever they are. below the fangFounder and President of numbersays he wants to fight against the epidemic of loneliness.

Even before the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated the division of society into smaller, quieter groups, we were more isolated than we were a decade or two ago. Telecommuting has become commonplace, as teleworkers opt for home -based forms of entertainment and reduce their contact with the community around them.

The large community is no longer a source of commitment. Smaller, interest -based groups can step in to replace this connection previously provided by town centers and residents ’associations.

If people meet their peers in the cloud, physical location may be irrelevant. This is exactly the goal of Figment Country Club.

Figment Country Club is a virtual club open to all citizens of the world. It is a home for those who choose a nomadic lifestyle. This cloud-based country can be accessed anywhere and anytime. All you need is an internet connection.

Figment Citizenship NFT is the unique digital identity that opens up access to Country Club spaces. Currently, this non-fungible citizenship token can be purchased for 0.5 ETH.

For example, the private club Soho House, located in Europe, North America and Asia, positions itself as a community of creatives. Members have access to Soho House locations in their local area and, depending on the type of their membership, anywhere in the world.

While the infrastructure (restaurant, bar, swimming pool …) of Soho House is very similar to other private clubs, the Soho brand is aimed at those involved in the creative industry and has become popular with young members aged between 20 and 30 years old. old.

The Economy of Creation

Among these young people, many have joined the so-called economy of the creators, a part that continues to thrive, especially as the Internet democratizes the ways of creating and distributing works of art.

This booming economy, composed of businesses owned by content creators and others, has become one of the driving forces of the Internet. While social media influencers are at the forefront of this economy, millions more are inventing new ways to create and monetize their creations.

The creator economy opens the way for the so-called “inclination economy,” a growing industry whose participants seek to monetize what they want to do.

Workspace in the metaverse

In more pragmatic times, most people believe that only a few lucky and talented individuals can make a decent living from their passions. Now the internet is taking off the brakes and creating a free arena where creators are trying to discover and newer ways to monetize what they have to offer, then compete with each other for attention.

Follow your inclinations

Digital platforms like Patreon and Substack now allow creators to create an audience of fans willing to pay for what they offer, while streaming and video chat expands the reach of educators and experts. beyond their regions.

All of this has led to an unprecedented enthusiasm for creativity, not only among individuals who control their contributions, but also in companies where creativity is a marketing tool, or a monetized product. on its own, or both at the same time. . In this scenario, the creator is a tool available, either through recruitment or outsourcing. Working interior workers are more likely to complain about unreasonable workloads and unrealistic expectations from their employers.

It is therefore not surprising that manufacturers now see the involvement of the ownership economy as the solution to their problems. In the ownership economy, the participants in the system also own a stake in it. Giving employees the option to buy stock is one of the most common examples of how this economy works.

Blockchain technology offers new ways to participate in the property economy. Some creators have chosen non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as a way to distribute and monetize their work while avoiding barriers and intermediaries such as publishers.

A unique design

Designed by Czech designers Spacemakers, the Czech Club is one of Figment’s pilot Country Clubs within the Cloud. Located in Gather Town, an interactive, proximity-focused platform, this club born out of Figment’s collaboration with Spacemakers pushes the boundaries of uninspiring meeting spaces. He transforms them into people and creative places that encourage interaction, exploration and imagination.

Czech Figment Club

The Czech club is marked by country design, inspired by Bauhaus functionalism and modern fashion, and is characterized by its clean lines and simplicity. Figment’s first Country Club embodies multiculturalism, richness full of history, and a vision for the future that transforms into a new era of design.

The Czech club offers 5 different environments: a meeting room, a coworking space, an auditorium that can accommodate 300 users and a Zen garden that connects all of these spaces, with smaller spaces for meetings. Figment Country Club plans to launch an Indian club and a Spanish club, designed by Architecture for Dialogue and Estudio Brava respectively.

Czech Figment Club

Telecommuting: what can the cloud do?

Figment’s cultural events program will feature informal fireside chat and large Q&A sessions on topics from Web3 to smart towns to the launch of NFT collections. Figment will also offer daily virtual coworking sessions, which will provide opportunities for citizens to interact with each other, interact and increase their productivity. Each Country Club will present its own selection of NFTs, giving citizens the opportunity to learn and start collecting.

Telecommuting in the metaverse

Beyond the metaverse, Figment citizens also have access to its physical embassies. The club’s first embassy will open this year in Singapore, but more locations will be announced soon.

Voting rights

Using blockchain technology, Figment citizens have the ability to vote on important decisions, including expansion plans. In this way, they can benefit from the growth of this cloud-based country.

Even if the NFT industry is still in the “experimental stage”, we believe that faster access, shorter transaction fees and more use cases will lead to a prosperous and sustainable NFT ecosystem.

Teleworking: conclusion

The world is changing so fast, and with teleworking, people are always at home, severing their community relationships. However, having a cloud home allows them to interact with each other and meet people from almost all over the world. All of this gives a new meaning to the word “house”.

About the Author

Fang Low is the founder and president of Figment, but also a Singapore -based “Serial entrepreneur”.

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