The name "Pangaea or Pangea" is derived from Ancient Greekpan (πᾶν, "all, entire, whole") and Gaia or Gaea (Γαῖα, "Mother Earth, land"). In geology, it is used to describe a supercontinent that united all continental units approximately 335 million years ago.
As many years ago there was no division of continents, less than 50 years ago no Web and slightly more than a decade ago no blockchain, now, a new virtual “Gaia” is born.
Virtual Pangea is a vision of 2D, 3D, and AR interconnected layers of virtual space, harnessing the power of several emerging technologies and web3 concepts across all layers simultaneously. Pangeans will be immersed in multidimensional spaces, providing them with endless possibilities for innovation, growth, and creativity. These virtual worlds will foster connectivity, inclusivity, and progress.
Emerging Technologies and Concepts
Blockchain technology has been around for over a decadeand has already impacted the lives of millions across the globe. While mass adoption of the blockchain is only a few years away, many other emerging technologies, such as 5G, virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial Intelligence, have yet to pass the innovator's stage.
In 2016 the concept of the 4th industrial revolution and other similar ideas outlined how simultaneous emerging technology breakthroughs would shift our world. While Gen Z and some Millennials cannot remember how the world changed with the introduction of computers and the internet, most have a fresh memory of how smartphones and social media have transformed our lives and habits.
Blockchain technology buzzwords like DAO’s, NFTs, web3, and more recently, the Metaverse*, have been making a big splash since 2021. Though these concepts and technologies are in a nascent stage, frameworks of other related emerging technologies are rapidly being expanded upon and developed.
Many of these concepts and technologies have already entered the early-adopting stage, with new applications, infrastructure, and protocol layers are built every day. This quickly growing landscape puts our society on track for a new-world shift, accelerating the mass adoption of blockchain technology and enriching how we experience and interact with the digital world.
While lexico.com, Mark Zuckerberg, and others have attempted to give a perspective on the Metaverse, we are aligned with the direction given by Tony Peris in his “The 7 rules of Metaverse” article: “ The Metaverse is the Internet, enhanced and upgraded to consistently deliver 3D content, spatially organized information and experiences, and real-time synchronous communication.” Adding to this, we see 2D playing an important role as well.