Beyond Right Click-Save NFT Culture
Currently, there are some important barriers to the general perception of NFTs that are hindering mass adoption around the world. The first, and most loudly declared by non-NFT users, is the "right-click save" theory.
Right-click save theory is the idea that NFT screenshots mean "I own it too". This idea is prominently published on Twitter under posts by NFT influencers showing off their new NFTs, or posts showing big sales of good NFTs.
In addition, I think this thinking process applies primarily to the masses whenever they first learn about NFTs and act as a barrier to entry. When I first saw the NBA OpShot in August 2020,
"These are just YouTube highlights or digital trading cards. Why do you want it when you can get a real cardboard card?
Not only can you revolutionize the NFT space, but you can also bring it to your current location.
That said, the purpose of this article is to educate a new audience, so people enter and leave the NFT space. To avoid it, do whatever it takes to uncover this theory of thinking.
At first glance, this argument seems very valid. Now you can go to Twitter and take a screenshot of Cryptopunk and turn it into your profile picture. People may think that they are their profile picture.
However, looking back at the blockchain and the fact that every transaction on the blockchain is recorded with a unique wallet address, this idea has a serious flaw. This means that you can find the true owner of all NFTs created on the blockchain and stored in your wallet.
Even after explaining this to someone who believes in the "right-click save" doctrine, he can stick to it and say: I own it too.
I got a great reaction to it.
"Well, if you own it, try selling it!
Right-click save is also critical here because it doesn't save the blockchain transaction, it just saves the" image "of the NFT. There is a defect. Associate "Right Click Save" with a real-world analogy with real-world artwork.
Suppose you go to take a picture of the Mona Lisa, print it on canvas at the correct scale, and hang it at home. Everyone agrees that I don't own the Mona Lisa. I only own a worthless copy of it.
That's exactly what people who take screenshots of NFTs and say they own. The only difference is that people think that there is no proof of ownership because it is digital. This idea directly leads to the following obstacles to NFTs: Another loudly declared obstacle to the
"Digital. Who will see it unless you unplug the phone?"
Again, this discussion is at face value today. Seems to be true in the collectible way of thinking. Today's thinking means that you must have objects that you can have and touch in order to be a collection of any meaning, and people only care about seeing the objects that they can see and touch. increase. To clarify this obstacle to NFTs, it is important to point out the ongoing trend towards digitalization in our society. I specifically mention the rapid growth of social media use over the last 15 years.
Almost half of the world's population has some sort of social media account, and social networking platforms have tripled their user base from about 970 million in 2010 to more than 4.48 billion in July 2021 over the last decade. I did.
Mention social media. This is because it's easier than ever to see what others like and what they're doing digitally. Many social media platforms, such as Instagram and Twitter, have a feature called a blue checkmark that indicates a confirmed account.
This checkmark is called a status symbol and is usually attached to celebrities and accounts with many followers. However, people cannot have or see the blue scale. It's digital. Moreover, when you buy a luxury item in your life, it's almost certain that more people will see it digitally than you really are.
Gary Vaynerchuk has posted a video discussing this very point. At this point, the above discussion of NFTs collapses. In an increasingly digital world, it won't be long before NFT wallets become a new social media platform that everyone wants to join.
When thinking about the huge digital footprint that everyone can do, thanks to social media, it's the New Age mindset. Social media looks at the number of people who can actually see the NFTs you own and love.
Overall, some would argue that the idea of NFTs is correct. These people are open-minded and unaware of the revolutionary changes that digital ownership brings to the world and are not looking at this space. People no longer surf the internet without showing anything, they own it.