YouTube The creator wants to let people ‘own’ the content in the form of an NFT. However, this will not transfer the copyright of the content to its buyer. Apart from this, YouTube is also making many preparations. He is working to make gaming more interactive with Metaverse integration. It is a virtual world and also has the concept of metaverse. Here people will be able to talk to people who are present in virtual avatar.
Neil Mohan said that we are thinking of how to make the viewing more attractive. The first sector in this case is gaming. More impact can be made here. We will work on making the game more realistic to bring in more interactions. He said that we are excited to see how we can turn the virtual world into reality.
Even though YouTube is moving in this direction, many issues remain. Environmental concerns regarding NFT mining persist. This goes against Google’s ambition to be ‘carbon free’ by 2030. Company’s CEO Sundar Pichai in the year 2020 said We are the first major company to commit to working on carbon-free energy round the clock in our data centers and campuses around the world. We are working to complete this by 2030.
So YouTube, without my permission, is now selling my content as an NFT? Surprisingly, this isn’t clarified, all it states is that ‘fans can own creators’ videos.’
I don’t want people owning shit that I made as an NFT. It’s MY content. IF this is the case, YouTube can go fuck off https://t.co/oqPZToArmv
— Optimus (@SubToOptimus) February 10, 2022
In the year 2021, the sale of NFTs crossed $ 25 billion (about Rs 1,84,700 crore). This means that carbon emissions in this sector are sure to be high. YouTube is also receiving some backlash from creators on social media who don’t want their content to be tokenized for sale.