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.”