The voice actor Troy Baker, probably the best known in the video game industry thanks to his interpretation of characters like Joel Miller in The Last of Us o Booker DeWitt and Bioshock Infinite, announced a collaboration with an NFT platform, which earned him criticism from several users on Twitter.
“I am partnering with @VoiceverseNFT to explore new ways that together we could create new tools for creators and do new things, as well as allow everyone the opportunity to own and invest in the intellectual property they create. We all have a story to tell. You can hate or you can create, what do you choose?” Baker tweeted in the early hours of January 14.
I’m partnering with @VoiceverseNFT to explore ways where together we might bring new tools to new creators to make new things, and allow everyone a chance to own & invest in the IP’s they create.
We all have a story to tell.
You can hate.
Or you can create.
What’ll it be? pic.twitter.com/cfDGi4q0AZ
— Troy Baker (@TroyBakerVA) January 14, 2022
The reactions were immediate, and were rather negative. One of the most devastating criticized the consumption of electrical energy caused by NFTs, which are obtained through a “mining” process similar to that required to create cryptocurrencies.
“There are literally people freezing in New York right now because blockchain technology consumes so much electricity that rates went up and now there are people who can’t pay for heat. There is no artistic value in NFTs, it is pure money and fraud disguised as art.”
dude, there are literally people freezing in New York right now because blockchains used up so much power that it raised their energy bills, and now people can't afford to pay for heat. There is no artistic value in this, its just money and scams with the facade of art.
— Tucker's Birthday is Today, if Ya Didn't Know (@impethically) January 14, 2022
NFTs are a kind of certificates that validate the originality of a digital asset. In the case of the VoiceverseNFT platform, which is supported by Troy Baker, the NFTs will certify the possession of a digital voice file corresponding to a dubbing piece.
“Voiceverse is an AI-powered second-generation NFT platform that provides certificates of ownership over a voice file in the metaverse,” the platform description says. The idea is to use these files in game chat rooms, Zoom video calls, or videos for TikTok or YouTube.
Baker already said it. You can hate or create. But, if you allow us to comment, NFTs are a scam.