One of tech’s biggest news stories coming out of 2021 would be Facebook’s rebrand to “Meta.” Like Google, it’s likely that nobody will adhere to that new name, but everyone sure took note of the strategic direction change towards the metaverse. The Web 3.0 / creator economy / DiFi crowd quickly attached themselves to the theme, and everyone had a good group wank on Twitter over what visionaries they are. Truth be told, the metaverse is an idea that’s been around for decades.
Let’s get back to basics for a moment. Four years ago, we published a piece titled How to Invest in the Singularity – It’s Near which summarized a keynote given by Masayoshi Son, CEO and Founder of SoftBank, about the importance of ARM.