Dreamium Labs New App Miniiworld Turns Your Selfie's Into NFTs
Dreamium Labs, recently announced the unveiling of the Dreamscape Open Metaverse, a unique blockchain platform that is laying the groundwork for the next generation of digital engagement and monetization for users, creators, and developers. Users can create and NFT avatar using Dreamium Labs Miniiworld app simply by taking a selfie, selecting their avatar’s attributes to create a full-body 3D avatar and blockchain account with an advanced NFT identity system. The first instantiation is available now for iOS.
Right now, a buzz word in the evolution of the metaverse space and the next phase is interoperability. As the metaverse in one place or on one platform, but instead is comprised of many different platforms that do not always play nice with each other, interoperability is a huge leap for digital-mankind. If Dreamium Labs Miniiworld avatars perform as promised, it could be a game-changer for the future promise of the metaverse.
The foundation of the Dreamscape community is the miniiverse, which utilizes an integrated decentralized universal NFT character system (dUNCS, pronounced “dunks”). The purpose is to authenticate users and manages aesthetics, skills, powers, rankings, and items privately and securely. The minii will serve as the base ‘DNA’ for creating multiple digital personas that are transportable, intelligent, interactive, and immersive allowing using your avatars across different games, immersive worlds, social media, and entertainment apps. In addition, the miniiverse is also a global “game-within-a-game” system that provides global player rankings as well as timed quests and missions that span themes nominated and voted on by the community. According to Dreamium Labs some key points about include…
- Interoperability With All Avatars and Characters: The miniiverse dUNCS is designed to be open to all avatar systems and 3D characters from games, television, movies, and independent artists. Any avatar or 3D character can be offered as an NFT drop on the platform for users to select as their NFT avatar ID as they traverse across the open metaverse.
- New Play-Create-Develop-to-Earn-plus Donate (PCD2E+D) Rewards Model: Notably, it also introduces the next generation of the popular play-to-earn model (P2E), creating a ‘freewarding’ (free + rewarding) ecosystem that incentivizes users to play, creators to create, and developers to develop, enabling the entire open metaverse community to earn while also donating to charities.
- Dream Maker nodes and REM tokens: Just like the human brain needs REM sleep to create dreams and function properly, the Dreamscape Network needs its native token, REM, to power the blockchain operations. Dream Maker nodes are the backbone of the Dreamscape Open Metaverse, operating all blockchain functionality, REM tokens and the dUNCS capabilities. REM makes it possible to offer everyone opportunities to secure the network, provide governance and obtain PCD2E+D rewards to accelerate the adoption and long-term sustainability of the Dreamscape Open Metaverse.
- DAO Community and Charitable Giving Fund: The Dreamscape MetaDAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) is the proposed decentralized community whose members own and operate The Dreamscape Open Metaverse platform, targeted to launch in early 2022. Its primary mission is to coalesce and engage members on the advancement of an open and decentralized metaverse by adding value to its ongoing operations, technical developments, security, and prosperity. Built into the bylaws is a Charitable Giving Fund focused on helping those in the community in areas of creative pursuits for the underprivileged, mental health issues, and environmental causes — all voted on by the community.
“For far too long, large tech companies have been in control of our platforms and traded on users’ privacy for corporate profits,” said Mike Rubin, founder of Dreamium Labs. “The core mission of the Dreamscape Open Metaverse is to ensure the next big digital platform puts users in control of their interactive digital identity and makes them central in ownership of an environmentally conscious, caring, and charitable community.”
More Than Just an Avatar
Dreamium says their minnii NFT is more than just an avatar and represents the next generation of interactive identity specifically designed for the metaverse and Web 3.0. It creates a “container” that only the user retains the rights to, and holds their collection of avatar personas, unique digital DNA, aesthetics, skills, powers, rankings, and items privately and securely. Through the miniiworld app, users take a simple selfie and are presented with two interactive versions of their digital persona: a realistic “minii.me” and a fantasy “minii.toon.” Then, they can personalize and customize their minii with new hairstyles, outfits, and movements.
The Next Generation of Play-to-Earn is Play-Create-Develop-to-Earn-plus-Donate
The Dreamscape Open Metaverse’s Play-Create-Develop-to-Earn (PCD2E+D) model, rewards every user through their participation as a minii. The first quest, which will be available on miniiworld later this year, is social clout. Users will secure their rankings based on a multitude of scores calculated by engagement with their social media posts, collectability of outfits, hairstyles and movements, number of friends in your crew, and time of play. Their global rankings are then calculated with an algorithm and users are rewarded accordingly with REM tokens.
In addition, the Dreamscape Open Metaverse also rewards creators and developers on similar algorithms for the collective rankings of their NFTs or applications based on community activity. The collective activities of the ecosystem not only delivers earnings to the community, it also generates a pool for charitable donations and causes that the community can vote on.
The Future of User Privacy and the Digital Economy
“Our digital representations as interactive avatars are the foundational layer to the metaverse and getting it right for users is an imperative for humanity as we transition into the next massive digital platform. But, unfortunately, the amount of personal data that will be collected through these interactive avatars will exponentially explode the potential for exploitation and invasion of privacy,” said Rubin.
“As we come to market, we are calling on the industry to support an open metaverse, one that integrates a universal interactive NFT ID system so that the users are in control – having self-sovereignty over their identities and getting rewarded for the value they bring. By introducing new revenue models like NFT sales, persona licensing and PCD2E+D earnings, creators and developers can replace their reliance on maximizing their advertising revenues and eliminate their need for the invasive collection of user data,” Rubin added.
Within the next five years, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) applications are expected to dramatically accelerate in popularity. This phenomenon will gain traction with mainstream users in particular. Spurred on by the latest generations of smartphone and mobile devices equipped with powerful “computational” camera technology that can capture and digitize 3D images with stunningly photorealistic visual quality, the “metaverse” concept has emerged. First coined by the 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash, the term metaverse describes a collective virtual shared space generated by the merging of virtually enhanced physical reality and “enhanced” physical reality persistent virtual space. It’s heady stuff that has inspired popular movies like TRON, The Matrix, Minority Report, and Inception, just to name a few.
Who is Dreamium Labs?
Los Angeles-based Dreamium Labs, a nascent startup operating in stealth mode for the past two years, is working on what I believe is an exciting technology platform focused on “mainstreaming” an AR-based capability in a narrow but potentially high-impactful manner. The company’s founder and CEO is tech veteran Mike Rubin, who believes Dreamium Labs is building something that will stand out as part of the next “big compute” era. (Disclosure: I worked with Rubin at Compaq in the 1990s). In many ways, it represents the Internet of the future. Assimilated with decentralized technologies like Web 3.0, virtual worlds, and the Internet, the company has developed a technology platform that will leverage the metaverse’s potential by quickly cre