samedi, mai 01, 2021

World mapped crypto metaverse - managing diverging interests part II: Jerusalem / unresolved real world controversies

 This is  the 2nd blog post of a series about OVR, a virtual land different from other metaverses. It is different because it maps above the physical world and this has many implications due to human psychology.

There are many land conflicts in the real world which are called wars. Hopefully (or not?), they should be solved by contract in the crypto metaverses.

However some controversial sites, even if they exist in land nominally at peace, are controversial or highly controversial. Jerusalem is the most obvious one where 3 religions inerests and holy landmarks collide. While religion is always a big part of the controversies linked to these sites, history also always plays a role in the story.

Jerusalem holy sites area is "locked" today by OVR management, and this is good.

The answer to the question: Is total building freedom something that should be wished? is obviously a big NO!

Each site needs specific attention, policy & diplomacy, that will not apply to other controversial sites, but the subject can already be discussed.


Usually, millenaries ago, a group of people assigned a specific meaning to a site and erected a landmark on it. Then centuries later, another group of invaders erected another landmark at the same place as a way to make visible their power & truth. 

But the original group didn't disappear and still hold the place as an important part of their culture today.

Discussion as a list of open questions

Who should decide what to build?

In the crypto metaverse, contractually, the owner decides what to build. 
Morally, the decision of what to do with the building should be a collective decision.

Should a vote be held? 

  • On what basis should the electoral college be built?
  • What would be the the place made for the minority?

Should there be a menu at the entry of the building enabling the visitor to see the building she wants?
Should there be alternative days or hours with different featured huildings?

  • With building ratios based on vote?

Let the local people decide?

  • Who are local people in a metaverse?
    • Surrounding lands owners?
    • Local physical world inhabitants?

Should the controversy be solved?

Why not leaving the site empty as a sign that crypto world acknowledges physical world issues and doesn't consider it can solve all issues?

Tentative list of controversial sites

Jerusalem, Hagia Sophia, Ayodhya, Yasukuni shrine, Hebron's cave of the Patriarchs.