Through the Moon

Craig Tilley
3 min readDec 8, 2022


How Blockchain and the Metaverse Could Help Solve One of Our Greatest Challenges

It is true that the industrial age has brought many benefits to humanity, but it has also had negative impacts, including pollution, climate change, and resource depletion. As a result, humanity is now facing significant challenges and must find ways to address these issues in order to ensure our long-term survival.

At the same time, it is also important to recognize that economic growth is necessary to fund the development and implementation of solutions to these problems.

Therefore, the challenge is to find ways to continue to grow the economy while also reducing the negative impacts of industrialization and addressing the threats to humanity’s survival. This will require a combination of technological innovation, policy changes, and societal shifts, and will require cooperation and collaboration among governments, businesses, and individuals.

In theory, the development of the metaverse could help facilitate the transition to a digital economy, in which many transactions and interactions take place online. This could help reduce the need for physical goods and the infrastructure and transportation required to produce and ship them, which could in turn help address some of the negative impacts of industrialization.

However, it is important to note that the development of blockchain and the metaverse is not a panacea for the challenges facing humanity. While it could potentially help facilitate the transition to a more sustainable and resilient economy, it will not automatically solve all of our problems.

It will require careful planning, investment, and cooperation to ensure that the digital economy is developed in a way that is beneficial to society as a whole.

Craig Tilley uses immersive mixed reality, vibrant art, and storytelling to engage audiences in discussions about the climate crisis, social injustice, and technological advancements at a time of great transition for humanity.

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Craig Tilley

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