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FT: “The implications of enabling a stable and secure digital identity in virtual worlds is enormous. It promises to give people the freedom to build genuine societies in the metaverse – with social, economic, even political interaction, based on recognised norms we enjoy in everyday life. In fact, NFT-secured virtual selves may in many ways become more secure than identities in everyday life. Passwords can be stolen, biometrics hacked, passports forged. Identity secured in the blockchain is more difficult to fake and steal. One of the most important implications of enabling identity in the metaverse is allowing people to migrate freely – as the same individual – between different virtual worlds that hold vastly different characteristics, cultures and rules of the game.”

Ninan: “If India is to urbanise successfully, it has to focus on these Tier 2 cities with a population of one-five million. Some of them are getting attention in the government’s Smart Cities programme, which is fine but inadequate without structural changes like directly elected mayors, a sensible property tax system, designs for being made citizen- and bicycle-friendly, and rules for floor-area ratios to enable high-rise office towers, required to create a central business district and avoid urban sprawl…Among structural changes needed for proper urbanisation are directly elected mayors, a sensible property tax system, citizen- and bicycle-friendly designs, and clear FAR rules.”

David Perell: “A freakishly large number of the smartest people I know studied debate. I like how much they focus on how ideas are framed instead of jumping to conclusions. Instead of moving individual pieces, they create the rules of the game. This, I think, is the problem with our obsession with fact-checking. It focuses too much on what’s being said while ignoring how the conversation is framed.”

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Rajesh Jain

An Entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India.