Dworld Carbon Neutral
Just some food for thought: What’s the level of carbon emissions that people generate when moving from one country to come all the way here in Monaco? Jet, plane, helicopter, cars, trains, the waste they produce… (including food waste and plastics used on all these transportations? Only on the airplane alone to open and throw the plastic of the blankets, the headphones and other things.. the amount of plastic used is enormous and the amount of C02 released by the aircraft is as well). Every COP edition, countries target a certain year to reduce emissions and become carbon neutral, but are these targets being met? The only way to drastically reduce carbon emissions is by fully digitizing the cities’ infrastructures and establish new KPIs such as carbon neutral tourism.
In the Metaverse people can still explore Monaco and other cities, attend events, visit local landmarks, make purchases directly in the virtual twin while still enabling the local companies and institutions to monetize from it and still incentivizing people to come in the real world country with the right utilities and community building strategies.
Is DWorld green? What about all the power the DWorld servers burn generating the world?
Our servers actually don’t generate the Virtual world. Our servers use only minimal amounts of power, to coordinate all of the people walking around and to connect each other with voice. This is mostly a networking bandwidth issue, not a power issue. We currently use servers that are shared globally with other networked games such as Somnium Space, VR Chat, and 700,000 other studios and developers.
This does not mean our data gets mixed with theirs; it is secure. What it means is that if you aren’t in DWorld, the servers that would normally be burning electricity just idling are instead being used for another game, reducing the overall load.
Secondly, most data centers, such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, and Google Cloud, are all either already carbon neutral (Azure) or have announced plans to be carbon neutral soon.
Where is the world generated?
The DWorld visuals and VR world is generated on your PC and in your headset. 99% of the power is thus used by the device you’re probably reading this on. Is your power company or your house carbon neutral? (This is an honest question!)
To really find out if your PC is carbon neutral would depend on what power company you are currently using, and if your home has renewable energy (Solar or wind).
Many homes are. We hope yours is, or that you are considering Solar power or other renewable energy.
What about the Blockchain Network?
Blockchain use can be a very large source of carbon consumption, as it tends to be computationally intensive and the wrong blockchain networks can consume up to 1 year of energy consumption of countries like Chile and Norway.
This is due to how blockchain works. In a nutshell, to be decentralized, robust, scalable, and secure, generally requires some mathematical operations to maintain the blockchain – the central ledger. These operations, usually referred to as “Mining” can be extremely energy intensive.
DWorld’s blockchain, however, is not. We partnered with and use the Algorand blockchain network, the world’s most sutainable and scalable blokchain network which uses a concept called “Pure proof of Stake” which is much more energy efficient than say Bitcoin, which uses “Proof of Work”. Etherum is trying to make this transition but it’s still not there compared to Algorand that took sustainability into account and implemented this from the very start.
The Algorand blockchain calculation uses the work of Prof. Silvio Micali, and represents a new orchestration of state-of-art distributed computation, cryptography, and game theory turned the original blockchains’ aspirations into the brand new Algorand Pure Proof of Stake (PPoS) consensus protocol.
Algorand is now the world’s first and only scalable and carbon negative, layer-1, public blockchain.
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