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Has the “Great Acceleration” Begun?

I have news for you: The metaverse is already here.

Mike Goldberg
2 min readMar 29, 2021


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Our lives have changed drastically over the past year, but I believe the biggest change is yet to come. In fact, there’s a good chance that the biggest dynamic shift the world has ever seen will take place within the next 90 days.

I am talking about the “metaverse.” And if this sounds absurd, I have news for you:

The metaverse is ALREADY HERE.

It didn’t happen overnight. The infrastructure had been built gradually, and while the concepts might have been a little too “out there” for mass acceptance, the events of 2020 and our shift in culture pushed it over the threshold.

The Covid 19 pandemic forced us to socially distance, and we found new ways to adapt, by pushing into the virtual space even further. We discovered we now had the technology to effectively work from ANYWHERE.

Into this space, blockchain manifests. And it’s accelerating.

In the past few months, we’ve seen growing acceptance of cryptocurrency, nonfungible tokens, and most recently, the growth of a creator economy.

Bitclout is more than a decentralized alternative to social media. It’s creating a whole new category:

Social Currency.

Imagine a stock market, in which the perceived value of a creator is invested and traded.

That creator is YOU.

The ripple effect of this, if it takes hold, will be massive and will happen very quickly… or it could all die very quickly. And while we don’t know which way it will happen, there is one truth that all visionaries know.

Betting early has a tremendous upside.

This essay is part of the April Ship 30 for 30 challenge.



Mike Goldberg

3x Top Writer | Traveler | Real estate investor | Storyteller | Occasional columnist | I talk about personal growth and seizing opportunities.