Jeff Zirlin: Facebook’s Recent Push for the Metaverse Could Spell Bad News to the Future of the Internet


Axie Infinity co-founder, Jeff Zirlin, believes that the intense push of Facebook for the metaverse – going as far as rebranding itself to “Meta” – could deliver negative implications for the future of the internet.

According to Zirlin, Facebook’s intentions for the future of the internet go directly opposite of many people’s views, which could then be the spark that ignites a battle for the future of the internet.

Nonetheless, Zirlin believes that their side is still an edge above these centralized web firms considering that even the tiny internet communities hold significant power over the physical realm today as well.

Considering that the hype surrounding metaverse is growing by the minute, Zirlin firmly believes that the stakes are just about to get larger and larger – more powerful enemies are on the way.

The Axie Infinity co-founder notes that these large corporations aim to squash the beautiful space the internet has created for the past several years because it effectively threatens their way of life and profitable business model. Zirlin went as far as stating that these corporations are aiming to purchase the very soul of the internet itself.

That may be, he states that they, alongside the grassroots internet communities, wouldn’t go down without a fight.

Zirlin’s point of view practically recalls the now-many forms of the same sentiment from the crypto community these past few weeks following Facebook’s amplified push. While the more established brands, such as Facebook, supposedly want to monopolize the internet, many blockchain startups are working on several projects that aim to be a part of the proposed metaverse with the focus directed at interoperability.

Despite the growing perception that Facebook aims to control the entire metaverse for itself, the social media giant claims that it intends to help build the metaverse responsibly.


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