So you wanna be a MetaBoss? Building a life within the Metaverse might seem complicated, but there are more ways than you think to make this new Web3 world your own. From becoming a meta-hustling entrepreneur to buying plastic surgery for your avatar, here are five ways for you to live the MetaLife you’ve been dreaming of.
FIND YOURSELF A METAHOME
Rent is expensive these days. If you’re lucky, you get to live in a five bed house share with strangers for half of your monthly salary – for the unlucky ones, say hello to a twenty person warehouse with no windows advertised as a ‘creative commune’. Ditch the IRL housing crisis and buy yourself a plot of land in the Metaverse instead, where you can cosplay as a homeowner, just for a little while. It’s rumoured that even Snoop Dogg is building a replica of his mansion in The Sandbox, so set up shop as his virtual neighbour and you might bag yourself a ‘Snoop Dogg Private Party Pass’.
MARRY THE METAPARTNER OF YOUR DREAMS
Dating is a minefield. Thankfully, the Metaverse’s first dating app, Nevermet, is here to help. Instead of having to flip through old Instagram photos to find a picture where you aren’t blinking (or holding a fish, or with a group of ten, or stood next to a friend who is marginally more attractive that you) you can use a lovely version of your Metaverse avatar instead to find love, date and even ‘marry’ the e-boy or MetaGirl of your dreams. Who said romance is dead?
GET PLASTIC SURGERY
Does your avatar have hang ups too? Did it inherit its MetaDad’s nose or get a few wrinkles? No worries! You can buy them a new face. Yes, you can shop for just about anything in the Metaverse – from insurance, to concert tickets – so don’t be surprised if you find yourself on the Meta-operating table freshening up your look. New year, new Meta-you.
DECK YOUR AVATAR OUT IN DESIGNER GEAR
Whoever said your Metaverse avatar couldn’t drip? If you’ve been saving up for a Gucci bag IRL, why not consider a virtual version instead? With designer pieces that would sell for thousands in real life selling for as little as $20 dollars in the Metaverse, get ready to build your ultimate VR wardrobe, even during a cost of living crisis. A virtual flex is still a flex.
BUY AN NFT GRAVESTONE FOR WHEN YOU METADIE
No one likes goodbyes. Fear not though – Seoul based company Remember can help you send your avatar off in style by offering a selection of NFT tombstones so you’ll be remembered forever in the Metaverse. They’ll set you back around £300, but at least your memory will live on forever in the virtual world. Weird 2023 goal: to flex beyond the grave on a Metaverse hill looking down on everyone with your cushty gravestone plot.
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