Metapunk 2035

From the headlines: Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday at his company’s Connect event that its new name will be Meta. “We are a company that builds technology to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “Together, we can finally put people at the center of our technology. And together, we can unlock a massively bigger creator economy.

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Today’s announcement does not affect how we use or share data.”


The year is 2035. You are an identity farmer. You spend 10 hours a day working in the Metaverse, living a double life as Hans Grupper and Sonya Chopra.

Hans is a single father of three children, with a very busy and unpredictable family life. Sonya is the founder of a successful VRtube channel, Side-Swipe, about underhanded ways to get ahead in the market.

You are developing these personalities so that you can increase their value on the open Identities Market and sell them as NFTs.

Your original IDToken was lost when you declared bankruptcy in 2033; you were forced to sell your birth identity in order to pay your medical debts. You used to dream of buying it back until a careless Google search turned up the list of crimes committed in your former name.

Now all that remains is the grind.

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