About heirloom and NFT: Questioning the meaning of heirloom itself

  • Mar 19, 2022 at 11:44 am
  • If we try to examine the non-fungible token economy (NFT) as it has formed in recent months, two main trends can be distinguished. On the one hand, a whole new market that allows different artists to join the new economy of creators – Bored Ape Yacht Club creators, different types of pixel art creators and creative vibes like long-necked female image creators. Sales bring artists who are barely 12 years old. 1394 Ether (ETH), which is equivalent to $6 million at the time of writing.  But really, NFT was much more than that, for example, one of the first significant NFT sales when Jack Dorsey first tweeted to appear on Twitter, which then sold for about $2.9 million. This NFT has grown in value, but actually its use as an NFT has preserved a kind of legacy. The day the online Twitter or obsolete text platform disappeared, how many pages were part of the history of the network and just disappeared, only pages created by someone who had economic value beyond symbolic value will remain. Unique values ​​that stand alone and make the preservation of traditions and heritage a continuous process.  Gary Kasparov doing NFT  Gary Kasparov, the former world chess champion, the man who holds the title more than anyone else, has decided to go digital and turn most of his past into NFT.  “My NFT company with 1Kind reflects my lifelong desire to take on new challenges and work with exciting new technologies,” said Kasparov. “From artificial intelligence to cryptocurrency to blockchain, I have always believed that innovation is the only way forward. We’ve worked closely together from the start to create not only unique items, but new ways to use NFT to tell a story, with a real story behind it.  One of the interesting things about Kasparov is his interest in human-machine interfaces. Kasparov is perhaps the most famous chess player of all time, the youngest world champion and the longest-serving world chess champion of all time. In fact, his battle against supercomputers made him world famous. Kasparov has repeatedly won advanced chess computers, but his 1997 defeat to IBM’s Deep Blue computer marked a turning point and symbolized the fact that artificial intelligence can, and even match, human intelligence. Symbolically, it is this loss that connects Kasparov’s fate with the development of the digital age.  With the NFT project, which Kasparov launched together with the 1Kind platform, he is now shaking up the basic concepts – heritage, heritage and history. Kasparov seeks a digital presence for chapters of his past, creating a legacy that doesn’t depend on exhibitions, shop windows, or history books. The objects, paintings and paintings depicting his past he releases via NFT not to support any creator’s economy, but like this Dorsey tweet to preserve the legacy before it disappears and to attract more people who are interested in preserving it. As Kasparov explains: “This is the first time my entire life has been converted to NFT – my life. I want to share not only my chess game and success, but everything that shaped me and my legacy on and off the chessboard.  A new chapter of legacy persistence  To this day, one needs unique books, museums or guided tours to document one’s legacy. But all of this requires substantial long-term support – after all, museums cannot own themselves and need the support of taxpayer money or unique funds. But when Kasparov published his legacy on the NFT, he decentralized the preservation of monuments. He urged collectors to be involved not only in his legacy but also in its preservation. To put it simply, if Kasparov himself disappeared from public consciousness, the cultural asset would also lose its value. So that the interests of the people involved in the sale become the same as those of Kasparov’s own. Preserving the legacy and making it accessible to as many people as possible.   “The very personal nature of this project is evident in every NFT. My family and childhood, my promotion to chess and winning world titles, and my research in politics, education, writing and speech. Previously unavailable documents and artifacts including my personal notebook and family photo. The cast includes the coach who shaped my chess, my fresh start with a new post-chess career and family, and through it all, my greatest champion since its inception, my mother. ” Indeed, this is an interesting experiment. Ultimately, this sale includes not only digital art or presentations of past moments like NBA moments, but also digital images of real objects like notebooks, cards, physical photos of Kasparov’s past, and more. This means that the buyer will have digital ownership of the object that someone else may physically own.  But indeed, in the world we live in, it is unclear who will have more equal ownership – the person who keeps the paper copies of playing cards in the safe, or the person who keeps the digital representation of what might be displayed. in the world, without fear of being damaged or destroyed. Kasparov himself admits that this is no small challenge, but perhaps this is yet another way of breaking down barriers and concepts in the transition to the Web 3.0 era. “I admit I was a little nervous, like sitting in my first game at the World Cup, playing against a supercomputer, or leaving the familiar world of chess to advocate for democracy in Russia and battles abroad. But where are we without a new challenge? Without taking risks? The status quo has never been good enough for me and in that spirit I am happy to share this ambitious and unrivaled collection. I hope people like it and I can’t wait to see what happens next,” said Kasparov.