Editorial / Opinion GRASPING EARTH2

EARTH2 THE “GOOGLE” OF WEB 3.0? THE SECRET AGENDA?!

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IS EARTH2 AIMING FOR SOMETHING BIGGER!?

The still very young project EARTH2 is taking form, one step at a time.
At the launch of The EARTH2 WEB 2.0 Website, in November 2020, it is safe to say that no one really knew what EARTH2 was about and would truly become. Gamers saw the gaming potential, CryptoCoiners and NFT:ers saw the potential investment upside (even though the blockchain side was not implemented nor stated it was HIGHLY anticipated especially with the EtherScan on the settings page). The story continue up until today with more and more people joining in from various corners of the world, backgrounds and interest.

More and more light have been shed on what EARTH2 really will be.
What did we think before and how should we perhaps see it with everything we know today?

the dawn of: A Metaverse!

A Metaverse where you can make an INCOME! Perhaps, one beautiful day, a LIVING!
This was the first notion of the EARTH2 and seemingly overarching ambition, scope and potential for investors.
Though, investors found the EARTH2 concept hard to explain for friends and family. In order to make sense it had to be simplified into:

“EARTH2 is a NEW Game….IN DEVELOPMENT”.

Quite early the Investors started to interpret the EARTH2 VISION, from the website, WILDLY to cover all possible value offerings, Social Media platform “The Facebook Killer“, An E-commerce “The Amazon Killer” and so on.
Statements from EARTH2 spun and hyped it all up encuraging imagination to have no boundaries.
It felt AWESOME, being HIGH on the HYPE but the realist in everyone’s mind felt that it surely must be out of proportion…..OR?

WEBPAGES (URLs) BECOMES PROPERTIES (EPLs)

EPL launched! Investors saw this as a signal of confirmation that it might even be “The New Internet” in Web 3.0. Pages / URLs being replaced by EPLs ? Was this possible?

NEWS: Earth 2® Set to Launch Unique Property Identifier System:
https://earth2.io/news/earth-2-set-to-launch-unique-property-identifier-system

Surely building a new “internet” would require a massive undertaking, new protocols and standards are surely out of the potential scope for EARTH2 to solely handle. Moreover, one company cannot “own” the new internet.. But still, the EPLs was a piece of the puzzle investors were trying to piece together.

Social media at heart ?

The Social Media concept got revived as a new announcement came with the title “Network” Humble Beginnings” mentioning the partnership with a Singapore company developing EARTH2s Social media capabilities. The Facebook Killer idea gained strength yet again!

NEWS: “Network” Humble Beginnings: 
https://earth2.io/news/earth-2-network-humble-beginnings

Though, many many signals had indicated that GAMING would be a very large part of the EARTH2 Metaverse. Several statements about the topic had been made by EARTH2 and by SHANE ISAAC (CEO) in Discord, Twitter and other EARTH2 official social media accounts.

Eventually the community came to a temporary consensus. The scale had tipped over to:

EARTH2 is A GAMING PLATFORM!

Not “A” game but LOTS of them!?
The focus about EARTH2 being, primarily, the “NEXT” Social Media platform existed but dimmed down. Was it for the mainstream a lá Facebook style or more as a very strong feature supporting the Gaming Platform concept ? The latter idea took the advantage by the community.

With the news about D.R.O.N.E the game and hints of potential games in EARTH2 content/pictures and earlier EARTH2 employees twittering about “Project S.Y.H.O” looking like an EARTH2 compatible game it sure seems like EARTH2 is working on having a batch of “start” games available in their metaverse to potentially spur 3rd party Game developers as showcases or Proof of Concepts to join in and implement more games and at the same time entertain the investors/players.

NEWS: Earth 2 announces acquisition of 3D fast-paced sci-fi vehicular combat game DRONE:
https://earth2.io/news/earth-2-announces-acquisition-of-3d-fast-paced-sci-fi-vehicular-combat-game-drone

Around the same time the Crypto & NFT lovers cheered as news about the anticipated blockchain tech for EARTH2 was announced and now 100% confirmed. Partnering with Polygon Studios. A company with strong experience in building and launching Metaverse tokens/crypto.

NEWS: Earth 2 announces decentralization plans and partnership with Polygon Studios: 
https://earth2.io/news/earth-2-announces-decentralization-plans-and-partnership-with-polygon-studios

EARTH2 now started to look like a mixed bag of value offerings
What is the core? Surely there must be a core? Investors had now swapped from calling it A Game, at home among friends and family, to instead call it:

“A Platform (metaverse) for Games – where any 3rd Party game studio can create games inside EARTH2 with P2e and NFT and and……”

….AND A SOMEWHAT LONGER EXPLANATION HAD TO BE HELD FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN ORDER TO GIVE A SOMEWHAT “CORRECT” PICTURE.

Investors now settled down and became more acquaint and comfortable with the idea about the EARTH2 Metaverse. Concluding it to be: A Metaverse with its own EcoSim where 3rd party games could co-exist including some kind of strong Social Media functionality. The boundaries, rules, and workings between being “inside of a game” vs just being “in the metaverse” enthrolled investors. How will this work ? Though the scope of EARTH2 seemed to have stopped expanding, the vision felt clearer….for now…

The Release of the “E2 Draft Summary Update”

A document loaded with interesting information. However, the title of the News Article was called: Earth 2’s Web3 Document, Token & more

NEWS: Earth 2’s Web3 Document, Token & more: 
https://earth2.io/news/earth-2s-web3-document-token-more

Earth 2’s Web3 Document…? moreover, inside of this document the investors quickly stumbled upon a new, quite unexpected, statement that would expand the EARTH2 scope and vision A LOT!:

“Earth 2 is the biggest central point of ownership for virtual real estate in the world and our vision is for the growth we have experienced, the technology we have been building, and our passionate community to assist us in achieving our next goal.

Earth2’s goal is to become a central point for Web3 and other metaverse projects by providing the ability to display, link and create visual representations of them and their data within the Earth 2 Metaverse and the 3D, digital, Earth-sized world we are building.

THE Next Goal???!!
THE “GOOGLE” Of WEB 3.0!?

The community assisting EARTH2 in achieving their next goal? The goal to become the “Central Point” of WEB 3.0 ?!
Have all the focus about Gaming and Crypto only been “Step 1” to gain early adopters into the platform and introduce them to EARTH2? Perhaps trying to achieve a critical mass of users. Nonetheless, having a large amount of investors, early on, is of high value for any company’s success in several aspects.

Could other parallel (MUCH BIGGER) goals actually be in the works behind the scenes of EARTH2, not yet known by the Community? What is actually all of those strange abbreviations in the EARTH2 roadmap ? And what milestones have they left out ?

A new goal to become the “Central point” for WEB 3.0 and Other Metaverses. In todays WEB 2.0 we can surely credit GOOGLE to be that “central point”. Google Search Engine is the most used landing page in WEB 2.0 and from GOOGLE SEARCH we can “GO AND FIND PLACES” Anywhere on the web.

Is EARTH2 hinting that they want to be the SEARCH ENGINE / LANDING PAGE of WEB 3.0 ?

Is EARTH2 focusing on being the leader in METAVERSE INTEROPERABILITY ? Or in simple terms: The GOOGLE of Web 3.0 ? This is surely a HUGE ambition! It is safe to say that the wildly creative “OMNI” scope that Investors had in the beginning is still alive!

This piece of info seem to have been too massive to comprehend and fully grasp by the investors (Community).
Investors; thus, still REFRAIN from defining EARTH2 as:

“EARTH2 is the next google of WEB 3.0…”

IT CAN’T BE, RIGHT ? AND THE COMMUNITY CONTINUED TO STICK WITH THE GAMING PLATFORM EXPLANATION. DO NOT WANT TO SOUND SILLY OR LIKE A LUNATIC IN FRONT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS…

However, THE AMBITION THICKENS

When investors had time to piece all the given pieces together. Resources…. 500 GB of data, using the wisdom of the crowd (Crowd power) to validate resource locations and fill in the gaps (soon to happen). This will be quite an extensive bank of information… it may even perhaps be the best source of “Resource” information known to mankind ever put together? Is this only for the Metaverse Ecosim? Cannot such a massive library of information have many many more use cases ?

Then the release of the VLOGS came!

EARTH2 released their VLOGS and the 1:1 Scale 3D World Progress - the Earth 2 Distant Terrain Engine Demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLjA8zY7tmE&t=199s

Together with the: Memento celebrating the beauty of Earth from space & #Earth2Day beginning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j1Td67s6pA 

A M A Z I N G STUFF!!

EARTH2 even show GOOGLE MAPs versus the EARTH2 terrain (globe) or 1:1 Digital Twin! Like a bake-off between the old Leader (GOOGLE) in WEB 2.0 vs the upcoming contender (EARTH2) of WEB 3.0 !

But again, a company producing perhaps the best 1:1 accurate DIGITAL TWIN of the planet Earth surely most have many many more use cases than for “only” being a Metaverse used as a Gaming Platform?!

  • A Central Point for WEB 3.0…..
  • The Best Geographical 3D Digital Twin and Map of Earth Available…..
  • The most accurate and extensive commodity database perhaps known to man….

Though, as we can see on the above picture, EARTH2 vs Earth, there is something missing. The Weather System!

EARTH2 has stated that they have at least thought about trying to mimick or even mirroring the weather conditions on Earth for EARTH2.

Example, if it is raining int TOKYO, JAPAN in our real Earth it would then also be raining in TOKYO, JAPAN in EARTH2…

And then we have the old widly uncomfirmed coincidence that NVIDIA spoke about “their” EARTH2 platform to simulate Weather systems….perhaps not connected with our EARTH2 at all…but what IF ?

Perhaps EARTH2 will not have the feature to be used as a simulation for weather systems, but “limited” to only using current weather data to create the weather feature… it would STILL be a very interesting feature…surely being able to see and check weather conditions in a Earth Digital Twin could be of sooo many more uses than only Gaming?

Is the scope so BIG that the investors and us at E2Economist cannot see what is actually happening right infront of our eyes as it is TOO BIG to see?

Are we missing the birds-eye view, THE EARTH2 VIEW, and the full scope, ambitions and goal of EARTH2? Instead we are trapped in the details of the implementation of the EcoSim?

ATunnel vision.
Trading tiles, claiming jewels and ESSENCE waiting to be able to sell the ESSENCE when hitting various Exchanges ? Entertained by Easter Egg hunts, Riddles etc ?

Are we, THE COMMUNITY, IN FOR A MUCH BIGGER TREAT?

WHAT DO YOU THINK ?!

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