The Five Laws of the Metaverse
Why without them everything else is doomed to fail

Metaverse. What is it? What does it all mean? More specifically what does it mean for me? Every day more and more people are asking this question. For those of us that can remember, it’s much like what happened in the late 1990s when the ‘internet’, which was just becoming a ‘thing’, slowly at first, then suddenly started to blitz every news channel, magazine cover (remember those) and coffee shop chat with its value-proposition and proclamations that it will change the world FOREVER. Well, it did. And now it’s the turn of the Metaverse.

So, if we’re to take the red pill and jump down this rabbit hole, we should at least know what to look out for when we land!

So, if we’re to take the red pill and jump down this rabbit hole, we should at least know what to look out for when we land! The dot-com bubble that burst in early 2000 was down to many rushing in to capitalize on the internet boom, and investors, as well as users’ lack of understanding the core fundamentals of doing business on the internet. There were a handful of companies that ‘got it’, who set up their businesses with these core fundamentals baked in from day one. Google, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Match.com to name a few, who are all some of the world’s most valuable companies today.

So, we can assume it’s not first-mover advantage that’s going to establish the next wave of web3.0 companies, who will go on to become the successor states to the internet. Also, those metaverse companies that merely wish to steer the current conversation in favour of their own agenda (we’re looking at you Meta), and market dominance will fail miserably to establish a metaverse that ‘sticks’. Simply; if you want to control the metaverse you’re destined for failure.

Simply; if you want to control the metaverse you’re destined for failure.

On the flip side — companies that understand the core fundamentals of the metaverse and establish these ‘laws’ and build them into, and their metaverse around them, will be the next generation of companies that successfully come through the-next-big-thing, shaping billions of lives (this time, for the better for EVERYONE).

So, what are the Five Laws of the Metaverse?
Law #1 A Metaverse must offer complete freedom by utilising decentralization wherever possible

It’s no secret that current social networks are broken. While they might still be experiencing user-growth, that can be chalked down to a lack of a truly viable alternative, but the bigger problem is that legacy social networks really control every aspect of the social experience. Foremost is the central control they wield over who actually gets to have a voice on their platforms, and how loud that voice can be. Uhive’s decentralized moderation standard is the ‘fix’ millions of users are waiting for — and offers every single user the opportunity to have a voice on the platform, with the governance that decides the volume level, controlled by the users themselves. Uhive aims to be 100% community moderated in 2022, and will continuously evolve its decentralization giving it the power to scale to incredible new heights.

Law #2 A Metaverse must aim to create a global universal income for every single user by allowing and facilitating the distribution of wealth

Uhive’s ‘Dividends for All’ revenue share model is an entirely unique value proposition and promises to share the ‘wealth’ proportionately with users. Intrinsically linked to user acquisition, token trading volume and token price, Uhive aspires to create the first global universal income for everyone that participates in the metaverse. The metanomics are designed in such a way that while the physical world’s economy may take a hit, this won’t effect the metaverse’s economy in such a negative way. Since users will have access to entertainment and communities that are completely autonomous to the outside world, within Uhive’s metaverse billionaires can be made while corporations crumble.

Law #3 A Metaverse must democratize the entire social system by allowing users to control its policies through councils and public boards

Uhive’s agenda has always been to give back control to the users, and in doing so democratize the entire online social experience. One way we have achieved this is by launching community moderation (pioneered by Wikipedia), accepting users to become councillors, and creating a public board.

If you’re a metaverse and you are centrally controlled you’re horribly limiting your ability to scale. Not only that — but you’re going to anger a lot of people in the process! People don’t like monopolies, and with centralization comes monopolisation. Add to this the limitations this enforces on innovation and the ability for creators, businesses, and societies to all get their fair share, and these businesses are only ever going to control a very small part of the metaverse (if any, eventually).

Law #4 A Metaverse must be based on the circular economy, meaning everything is considered a digital asset, and is sellable and tradable using the blockchain

Uhive’s economy is circular and complete, which means like the physical world, everything can be bought, sold and traded, while it operates both across the digital and physical environments. A user’s content, their space (profile/s) and space names, space locations will have a value, and that value can be passed from user to user, within the digital realm and also exported to the physical world and used there.

Law #5 A Metaverse must encompasses all of the above Laws in a virtual world, acting as a bridge to our physical world

Our virtual world — the Oasis — is a 4D immersive layer that incorporates every virtual facet of Uhive’s ecosystem in one place. Powered by the Unity gaming engine (much like other metaverses), the Oasis is an open plain, with infinite opportunities for interoperability powered by technologies like blockchain, VR, and AR.

So there it is — we’ve laid down the ‘Law’. Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Uhive stands for a handful of social media revolutions that are breaking the decades-old norm and disrupting the status-quo that currently stands between Big Tech and individuals who use social media. While these include the Oasis and the Magna Carta Protocol, Uhive’s most ambitious and sweeping goal is to share all of its wealth and success with everyone via a universal income proposal, which unconditionally distributes dividends (via tokens) for all active users on a daily basis. Simply put — success and wealth should not be distributed between only those that own equity in Uhive, but all those that participate in making Uhive a success!