How Metaverse can save the Earth

The main issue with crypto mining and NFT printing is their impact on the environment. Many crypto mining farms can be found in high-latitude, low-temperature countries where electricity is cheap and generated from renewable sources such as geothermal or solar power.

Even volcanoes’ energy is being harnessed for crypto mining. The newly formed Bitcoin Mining Council, sustainable energy resources are used by 56 percent of the business.

While some industry professionals may disagree with this estimate, it is clear that bitcoin and NFTs are viewed as an environmentally unfavorable technology. This leads to a limited and biased understanding of the true benefits cryptocurrency and NFTs have for the environment and humanity.

Limited editions, nylon wrappings, unique collections, plastic, gift boxes and, holiday décor, you get the idea. Since the beginning, people have felt the need to possess and purchase essentially useless things.

To fuel this demand, brands and merchants strive to create goods that have exceptional value over time. Although it would be difficult for this century-old need to consume, there are other options.

Why not shift this desire to the metaverse and keep it digital instead of acquiring, possessing, and then abandoning and polluting physical goods all over the place — which are completely non-biodegradable and would wind up floating on or sinking deep into the oceans?

Minting NFTs does not add to the vulnerable ecosystem’s actual human footprint. As people shift their consumption from our current reality into the blockchain-based metaverse (and more people do so), physical commodity consumption will decrease and the huge amount of garbage created by this process will become substantially less harmful.

In the past six months, celebrities, artists, and politicians have started to put their NFT collections onto the blockchain. It’s incredible that people in positions of power are leading the way, developing limited editions and special collections instead of molding plastics, printing cards, producing chemicals, and destroying the environment when the things are no longer valued.

Many people across the globe noticed how nature returned to its health and vitality following the Covid-19 epidemic. This was because humans didn’t violate it. The fields were green again after the Covid-19 outbreak. Blue skies returned, wildflowers blossomed, and valleys were filled once more with joyous water.

Although it’s unfortunate that BTS fans couldn’t fly all the way to Europe or the West Coast of the United States to attend the concerts, and individuals were forced to conduct all meetings through Zoom, the lowered mileage and CO2 emissions were a huge boon to the environment. Why not keep things the way they are?

The Sandbox hosted a concert by Snoop dogg, which was hugely popular in the metaverse. It shows that we can host exciting events and meetups without the need to fly people all over, drive them across town or squeeze them into a small space.

Maybe the UN Climate Change Conference could host a metaverse-based event that empowers delegates to lower their carbon footprint.

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