Opal Vol. 001
Totem New Earth Systems - Whitepaper

The World Today

The invention of the internet gave humanity hope and a promise. It promised deeper connections between humans across the world. It promised to be a place where people could be truly free. More empowered than any generation had ever been. A universal digital network that was owned by all who wanted to enter. A fully decentralized free zone for the Citizens of this Earth.
What has come of this Promise? Has it made us citizens better off as individuals? Has it improved the world's mental health and spirit? Are we more humane? More creative? More connected? No.
Despite increasingly better technology with more ways to connect, more people are feeling socially isolated, and devoid of meaning than ever. Sure, many people may be financially better off. And we have more access to information than ever before. New technology has made reaching out to each other easier than ever! But despite having the technology to solve the world’s biggest problems like climate change, most people don’t feel like they can meaningfully organize or contribute. So why is the internet of today not working out for most people?
The cause? The internet went from a free place where all could express and pioneer, to a place where a few big companies bind people to a world of centralized platforms. In these, we like, tweet, upvote and share semi polished images and videos so that other people may like us better and we feel less alone. But in fact, we increasingly feel more disconnected and lonely. People everywhere want to escape the meaningless social media rat race on centralized platforms. But where can they go? Where are the alternatives to a truly free digital place for you and us, the Citizens of the New Earth?
Our freedom is under threat by centralized Big Data more than ever. The data kings of platforms already own our digital identities. Head to toe. And now they are trying to monopolize the Metaverse: the future of how human beings will interact together. We have a chance to stop the digital land grab. To avoid being milked even more for our data. We have the ultimate opportunity to avoid the mistakes of the early pioneers of the internet. If we don’t act and proactively create the digital and physical worlds we want to live in, then we will make the same mistakes of the early pioneers of the internet. And next time we won’t get a chance to reset.
The internet has already become such an essential part of our lives but it is not owned by the people. We have to ensure that the metaverse is. We cannot leave the design of it to big corporations, ready to infringe once more on the freedom of Metaverse citizens. This is the opportunity that TOTEM offers: we are launching a gateway to The Metaverse for you. For all of us. Owned by all of us. A place for finding meaning. For finding true connection with people just like you. A place to flourish as spiritual beings. As entrepreneurs, and as true independent Citizens of the New Earth. Join us on our collective journey to a free Metaverse. For you, by you, with us!

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