An enchanting perspective of the Numericene*, and not the least, is the metaverse. For those who remain stuck in the era of minitel and Chantal Goya, the explanation is as follows: the term ” metaverse comes from the contraction of meta and universe.
The metaverse is a “meta-universe,” or a universe beyond our everyday galaxy of CIPAV lawsuits, lockdowns, and Order of Architects webinars.
It is therefore a structured and open virtual world, which replaces the real world, and which allows all human activities to be carried out outside the usual environment for the practice of these.
Which is not without questioning the meaning that the city would then take, its Darwinian evolution and all our previous remarks on the marvelous world of administration. What happens to all this in the metaverse, the most advanced stage of the numericene?
If artificial intelligence makes it possible to envisage, in the metaverse, the management of the world by algorithms, it is not without evoking the year 2000, of which this management has for so long been an absolute myth provoking many vocations of millenarian messianists, and other Phillipus the prophet, uttering hallucinated words in end of the world mode.
” End of the world »provoked probably less because of the « year 2000 bug than trouble caused by the explosive junction of the future with the present.
For decades, some said the car of the year 2000 to say the car of the future, the buildings of the year 2000 to qualify futuristic architecture Buckminster Fuller or Chernikov: all futurist visions were qualified by the numerology of an era we were reaching.
The present joined the future.
This screening ” referential from one era to another experiences anecdotal twists and turns when two eras combine to produce a new one:
80 = 50 +30
This October 2022 we are celebrating the design of the 80s at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It is interesting to recall, by this formula, that the design of the 80s is genetically derived from the crossing of the design of the 50s and that of the 30s.
This hypothesis of hybridization of epochs combines with the millenarian messianism mentioned above to lead to a concept of absolute present where the past, the future and the present mix in the same virtual universe, without landmarks and without the help of the administration to timestamp the time of receipt of dematerialized registered mail.
Since then, the pitfall of dematerialization, the slow merging of the reality of the present as an era has suddenly overtaken the future as a myth across the metaverse.
It is therefore an ideal world that the metaverse develops where virtual reality will make it possible to play with the imperfections of the ineptocracy in which we live.
Can we then hope that in the metaverse, the Parisian road engineer responsible for setting up the bicycle hoops (probably by laying out the center lines according to the width of the bicycle usually described in the Neufeart) and designating him as a genius who designed the famous trombone » on bikes share their personal thoughts so that we can finally put two bikes between two hoops?
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Bicycle hoops in the metaverse, a millenarian messianism?
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