I always felt like Stephenson was gonna be a shithead. Mostly because Anathem. And apparently.

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
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Visionary Futurist Neal Stephenson and Crypto Pioneer Peter Vessenes Announce Lamina1, the Layer-1 Blockchain for the Open Metaverse

Stephenson’s book Snow Crash originally described the Metaverse and gave it its name. Thirty years later, the biggest names in Web 3 are supporting Lamina1’s vision for a blockchain protocol equal to the Metaverse’s original promise.

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ugh. That’s disappointing. But entirely expected.