It’s hard not to have the feeling that Sir Tim Berners-Lee is putting himself to the test on the ecologically foolish NFT shiz, but it’s absolutely working, worth about $ 5,434,500.
His NFT file package has been sold at the historic auction house, Sotheby’s, for a frankly offensive sum of money. The owner of some digitally signed representations of the intermawebs database has not been named, but apparently half of the bidders were new to Sotheby's.
As the effective founder of the Internet, there is definitely a case for Sir Bernster to bank outside of these 9,555 lines of code.
I mean, when their net worth is apparently about $ 10 million, that’s just peanuts compared to people like Larry Page ($ 112 million) and Sergey Brin ($ 109 million), who just took the their idea and they made an index. Therefore, you do not necessarily have to hire him to raise your bank account by 54%.
But still, wrapping your digitally signed file package (including a source code poster, an animated visualization of it, the actual code itself, and a letter from Sir Timbo) on an NFT is what has gotten the backup of the collective of the towns.
If you’re unfamiliar with all non-fungible testimony (NFT), it’s basically promoted as a way for artists to guarantee sole ownership of a digital resource. Which would be great if it was that simple, but there have been many cases of people taking over other people’s work, surrounding it like an NFT, and stealing it officially and in perpetuity.
The main reason we are so bad with NFTs, however, is their use of blockchain technology to protect them. This is the same technology that destroys the planet that feeds cryptocurrencies, that consumes so much energy and produces nothing worthwhile for all the damage it causes.
And it has also swallowed few gaming GPUs over time.
But I guess he could be seen as a kind of hypocrite for PC gamers too in the blockchain aggressively when a high-powered desktop platform isn’t exactly eco-friendly …
Anyway, Sir TBL is a big fan, claiming it as "fully aligned with web values". While I’m not sure it’s really referring to the ecological impact of the wider Ethereum network that is often used to mint NFT.