A response to Seth Godin on NFTs
This is based on a tweetstorm
Recently, @thisissethsblog posted about #NFTs, saying they are a "Dangerous Trap" His 4 arguments are reasonable-sounding surface concerns but they're all off the mark.
A point-by-point look at why we have to think more carefully about NFTs 👇
Argument #1: Art is silly too but it's ok for Real Art because we've done it that way for a long time.
This just doesn't make sense and seems backwardly purist.
Status conveyed by owning original editions of physical art doesn't just come from showing 3 ppl a week your wall, it's from making sure people know you own an original edition (art as flex, art as humble brag).
In the digital world there is tons of status to claim using mediums beyond that narrow view, which you see on Twitter everyday. So it's not just a different "wall" to hang, but a totally different environment for related status seeking.