Tuesday, April 5, 2022
NFTs , deathtech & to much chaos
I was reading this article today about a cool new deathtech web3 metaverse NFT like startup called Remember Metaverse.
Cool concept and possibilities to improve end of life and bereavement proceses and memories and the digitizing of loved ones who passed away.
However you read things like this,
" The pre-sale of the Remember Memorial Stone NFTs will go live at 2:00 am UTC on February 23. But get in quick—there are only 50 Whitelist spots to mint the NFTs for 0.1 ETH. After this, the price will rise to 0.125 ETH for the phase 1 sale set for 2:00 am UTC on February 24."
It's sounds more like another rip off
scam than a legit empathetic business statup model.
This is one of their pitches,
" Remember Metaverse is a project like no other in the web3 space. For the first time ever, thanks to Remember’s Memorial Stone NFTs, you can commemorate your loved ones in the metaverse "
That sounds like a great concept and maybe supporting local artists or a loved ones favorite charity would be an awesome memorial and gesture.
But In an end-of-life funeral based industry that's been filled with many issues and stories of price gouging and shady used car sales person vibes , remember metaverse and their website and pitch and blog press releases come off as another quick money grab by a bunch of silicon valley folks trying to capitalize on deathtech and NFTs and the metaverse.
Interesting and well thought out concept but "buy now limited time offer before price goes up" is sketchy at best and plain evil at worse.
Web3 should be more 'do the right thing' and 'dont be evil' as much as they can, not come off as another scam ripping off grieving folks.
Disappointing and the metaverse aspect designs look good.
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