The Metaverse Manifesto

Metaverse Manifesto, Guiding Principles for a better Web3.0 (Image: Adobe)
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Fundamental Metaverse Technologies

  • XR (Extended Reality)= 3D, Avatars, Communication, VR/AR/MR, Volumetric Capture, Haptics, Scent, Spatial Audio, Game Engines.
  • AI (Artificial Intelligence)= Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Simultaneous Location And Mapping (SLAM), Automated Content Creation, Suggestion Algorithms.
  • Blockchain = Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT’s), Cryptocurrency (BTC, HBAR, ETH), Smart Contracts (ETH, HBAR, , Distributed Autonomous Organizations (DAO’s), Digital Land, Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Guiding Principles of the Metaverse

  • Open, Universal and Interoperable
  • Technology Standardization
  • Human-First
  • Diversity is Essential
  • Respect for Everyone Equally
  • Honesty & Openness
  • Decentralization & Global Governance
  • Transparency & Accountability
  • Fair Exchange of Value
  • Relentless Pursuit of Truth
  • Data Sovereignty, Governance and Privacy
  • Technology Can Solve the World’s Challenges
  • Risk-Taking Investments in the Future
  • Rule #1. There is only one Metaverse.
  • Rule #2: The Metaverse is for Everyone.
  • Rule #3: Nobody Controls the Metaverse.
  • Rule #4: The Metaverse is Open.
  • Rule #5: The Metaverse is Hardware-Independent.
  • Rule #6: The Metaverse is a Network.
  • Rule #7: The Metaverse is the Internet.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs
  1. Environmental: Earth is our only home, there is no Plan B. We can use the technology we build to allow average people to become superhuman to start making real positive change to save our Earth. We must do this fast.
  2. Social: Creators, customers, employees, investors and shareholders are all people like each of us and deserve to make a decent living and enjoy freedom and safety to raise a family and grow as humans in the Metaverse and in the real world. We should use our power and positions as leaders of this new world order to ensure that people are at the centre of all decisions.
  3. Economic: The world is in an exponential phase of growth. We are discussing economics and even companies in terms of trillions and this will accelerate. The next decade will create enormous wealth for some and bring billions of others out of poverty and it is imperative that we strive for a more fair and equitable distribution of the opportunities that the Metaverse will create.

Metaverse Code of Ethics

  1. Transparency makes everything better.

The Metaverse is for everyone.

As long as we never forget this one quintessential principle and act with respect and kindness, the future is ours to create knowing that we are building the best Metaverse we possibly can.

Alan Smithson



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Alan Smithson

Alan Smithson

Alan’s purpose in life is to inspire and educate future leaders to think and act in a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable way.