About the author: Jarno Duursma is a technology expert, author and speaker in the field of digital technology. Creator of the ‘Listening to the future’ tech-podcast and regularly to be seen and heard in the Dutch national media.
Update: the auction for this object ended on 14 June 2021. The object was successfully sold to the highest bidder.
NFT is a way of linking ownership to digital objects. Everything digital consequently becomes a kind of irreplaceable digital artwork. This leads to interesting and wonderful developments. I started this NFT project as an experiment and for research purposes. You learn the most by doing. I want to know: what works and what doesn’t? What is easy and what is difficult? It is not meant to make me rich. Any profit goes to a good cause. The video is meant as a joke, as self-mockery towards my own industry. I had a lot of fun making it. 🙂
The story behind the ‘Glitch in the metaverse’ NFT.
At the moment there is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding NFT technology. Expectations are high.
It reminds me of the high expectations surrounding blockchain technology in 2015 – 2017. I wrote the first Dutch book on Bitcoin blockchain in 2015. Since then I have given more than 150 lectures on it. So I know the enthusiasm, also in myself. The reality, however, is more complex.
You learn a lot about a subject by reading about it, writing about it, talking about it with others and making a podcast about it, but you also learn a lot by doing it. I did that with the subject of social media in 2012, Bitcoin in 2013, artificial intelligence in 2017 and deepfakes, synthetic media and avatars in 2019.
This video is meant as a gag, as a self-mockery towards my own field of profession. To put the current enthusiasm and high expectations into perspective. My message: Keep looking critically at the limitations, risks, overestimation of NFT’s.
“When your heart is aching
and your soul is in pain.
Then buy crypto’s, NFT’s
and drink a cup of blockchain.”
In this video you don’t see the real Jarno Duursma. It is my avatar. For the appearance and voice, I used the platform Synthesia. I made the music myself. The visuals were made by Frank Schaap. You may know him from studio Frank and Lisa. You can find his website here
What do you get when you buy this NFT?
– One of the hottest NFT’s of 2021. 😉
– The right to resell the NFT as an NFT
– Your name is mentioned in a message on LinkedIn (28K followers) and Twitter (8.8K followers) and newsletter (4K) in which I announce who the buyer is. We can discuss whether you can add a nice photo. In consultation with me, you can then highlight your job vacancy, for example.
– Disclaimer: Not the copyright of the video. Sale of the video, or use for reproduction or commercial purposes is not permitted. You may therefore not post the video on, for example, YouTube or your own website without permission.
The profit of this auction goes to Garuda House Bali, which helps female students in Bali to go to school in a safe environment.
How can you buy the NFT? Please read the description below.