The “Great Online Game” is a way to think about the Internet and your potential to make money with it.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines a video game as, “A game played by electronically manipulating images produced by a computer program on a television screen or other display screen.”
The Great Online Game is everything you do on the Internet, and the results that come from your participation. Some people do this well, and can afford a house. Some people browse, and some people start entire companies. They’re all playing the game:
The Great Online Game is played concurrently by billions of people, online, as themselves, with real-world consequences. Your financial and psychological wellbeing is at stake, but the downside is limited. The upside, on the other hand, is infinite.
Crypto supercharges it, because crypto easily serves as in-game tokens and the community rewards the game faster and easier than other methods.
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