Howdy everyone. Love!
A friend and I who's been in the space much longer than yours truly (2.22.20) were talking about the state of NFTs today.
There's no doubt about it the NFT space is, on balance, about making ETH. The marketing engine is hype. Most in the space have entirely unrealistic expectations - "how come your project isn't making me a zillionaire like apes did"?.
If the NFT space is going to succeed, as brother Refik Anadol so eloquently pointed out in this interview, this has to change. If not, "there is no NFT space" as Refik said.
I'm here because I have a long view. I'm a micro-investor (not a day trader!) in a future I believe in. I invest in people and projects I believe in. If I make a little ETH, great. But that's not my motivation. My motivation is to help Refik's team, and other projects I believe in, bring their indescribably beautiful works to the world. With the hope that people will see the beauty of art, the promise of crypto, trade their weapons for paintbrushes, grow food instead of destroying the planet, love one another.
My motivation is to help fund Satoshi's vision. I didn't get into crypto to create another fucking Facebook, help fund the Ancien Regime, or make Wall Street cats phatter.
Maybe my reasons are utopian? Nothing but a dream? I'm here to tell you dreams come true. I know, I've lived it. I'm living it.
So if anyone is in NFTs purely for profit, I won't stand in your way. I won't disparage you. Because that's not love.
However I will say that I believe whatever profits you realize will be a pyrrhic victory. That all you're doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Or standing on the necks of the children while looking down at them, saying you're here to help.
Love, all love,