Joe Rogan talks about Bitcoin and the dystopian version of the Silicon Valley metaverse

By | January 13, 2022

Joe Rogan and internet entrepreneur Adam Curry discuss crypto during Episode # 1760 by Joe Rogan Experience, issued on January 8, 2022.

The pair covered various topics, including Bitcoin’s role in fixing the broken monetary system and why world authorities punished Facebook for its attempt to launch a cryptocurrency in Libra (now Diem).

Related to that, and perhaps most interesting of all, was Curry’s take on divergent metaverses, with Silicon Valley on one side and the decentralized crowd on the other.

Moreover, if he dominates Silicon Valley’s version of the metaverse, Curry has little hope of personal freedoms.

Can Bitcoin Save Us?

Bitcoin users often sell the idea of ​​”opting out” and claiming personal sovereignty through Bitcoin. Curry is no different.

Giving his point of view, Curry believes that his money is safer as $BTC. Adding that, we will see this “protective” quality in the future.

“I’m just on the Bitcoin bandwagon because I think my money is safer there, I don’t mean the US dollar, just in general. And I think we’ll see that in our future as being very protective of everything.”

Curry was referring to the broken monetary system. And with the release of data from the Department of Labor showing that consumer prices had risen to 7% Wednesday, the warning signs are there.

In response, Rogan said that he has high hopes for cryptocurrencies, citing Bitcoin and Ethereum as his picks based on “what people in the know are talking about the most.”

But when it comes to whether the top two tokens will act as a hedge when the time comes, Rogan is still undecided.

“Or it’s going to go one way or another. Either it will come crashing down completely or we will use this as an opportunity to right the ship and find a better way to live our lives.”

Metaverse and control

Addressing the subject of the metaverse, Curry He talked about the polarization of the concept, so that two different versions are formed, one a centralized version controlled by Silicon Valley, the other a decentralized variant.

With the centralized version comes a central bank digital currency, which Curry says should trump all others, which Curry speculates is why authorities shut down Facebook’s Libra.

Having been branded a threat to monetary control, Libra went back to the drawing board and scaled back its plans. The project was renamed as diem to offer a single stable currency pegged to the dollar. Initially, executives wanted to operate a basket of stablecoins pegged to various major currencies.

As for the future, Curry envisions people living in the Metaverse, including working in the virtual world. The end result is a fusion of man and machine.

“Elon is already connecting to your brain, of course this is going to happen, this is transhumanism, this is really one of the big agendas, integrating people with technology.”

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