At a time when the internet industry is going quiet and people only Number List seem to care about stories of layoffs and recessions, Web 3.0 is also a reminder of what the buzz of the internet can look like.
This is especially precious today. Even with the inevitable gigantic bubbles, as long as you have the slightest enthusiasm for the world, you can't resist the temptation to build it or criticize it.
In our opinion, the biggest temptation of Web 3.0 is that its enthusiasm for "subverting everything" gives people an excellent opportunity to re-examine and correct the development direction of the Internet.
Of course, Web 3.0 is still blurry and noisy today. It's like Calvino's "invisible city."
"The other place is a reverse mirror. The traveler can see how little he himself has, and how much he has not and will never have."
We hope that this column is like Calvino's traveler Marco Polo, telling you a little bit about this distant world that you can't see clearly.
Today's column is the first in a series of reviews. We named this series On the Birth of Cybercapitalism. It consists of three distinct chapters that discuss the symbolic meaning of web3, the framing of cybercapitalism, and the present and future of web3. In this series, we will discuss:
Why the current web3 is a "pseudo concept", and how the socio-political philosophy in the name of technology will hinder the development of technology and society;
How web3 will become a huge capitalist circulation network, and create a blueprint of super capitalism with the spirit of technocism and primitive capitalism.
Finally, why should we let go of "ism" in the development of science and technology and return to the development of productivity by science and technology itself.
This group may be fortunate enough to be the first article in the world of Chinese Internet texts to really look at this web 3.0 event from a similar social science perspective.
The following is the text of the first article.
As you can see, web3 is dragging the world into a frantic campaign of "currency mismatch".
In 2022, more than 2.3 million people believe that just through the blessing of a pair of StepN magic shoes, the act of "running" can be directly pocketed into their own income. Some of these players who spend huge sums of money with "excellent equipment" can earn more than 10,000 yuan per day by "running" - this is equivalent to the sum of the per capita GDP of the poorest countries on the planet for 10 years.
The success of StepN is only a microcosm of the frenetic web3 financial world. With almost no value anchors, the price of Bitcoin rose from 0 to nearly $70,000 a piece, with a total market value of more than $1 trillion, becoming the first asset in human history with a trillion for nothing. The total market value of cryptocurrencies once exceeded 3 trillion US dollars, which can almost buy all Internet companies in Asia today (including unlisted).