#111 - NFTs: an art trend | Curio

#111 - NFTs: an art trend

21 mins | Dec 8, 2021

Today's episode from 8th December 2021. Just a few weeks ago a graphic designer from South Carolina sold a sculpture he made for almost $30m. It wasn't just the physical installation that the highest bidder bought however, it was the digital certification behind it too - the NFT. Today we discuss whether this is the future of art, we explain how these tokens work and how useful they could be in the future. Then later, the algorithms are pushing the perspective you most agree with but should we all try harder to see things from the other side? We explore how seeing things from the opposing view might break us out of our echo chambers. They have made countless headlines, but some believe that digital assets could become "the bricks of Web3." In this rundown on NFTs, the FT's Global Tech Correspondent, Tim Bradshaw, provides answers from how they work to which tokens could actually be useful as the world becomes more acquainted with these. It is all too easy to accept the material we come across in our particular filter bubbles. For The Financial Times, Jemima Kelly argues that we need to put considerable distance between us and the internet algorithms that feed users ideas that reinforce currently held beliefs, and have made the world far less open to accepting conflicting views. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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