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This futuristic portal takes you from the physical world into the digital - Metahero's Robert Gryn

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(Kitco News) - The most advanced physical portal to the digital world, a 3D photographic scanner was recently debuted in Dubai. The structure weighs one and a half tons, and uses 200 of Sony's newest generation cameras, with some cameras even placed below the floor.  "This is like ‘star gate.' You walk in and you enter a new universe," said Robert Gryn, Founder and CEO of Metahero, describing the scanner.

Gryn and David Lin, Anchor at Kitco News, spoke in the actual photo scanner at the Future Blockchain Summit in Dubai. Gryn is also a partner of Wolf Digital World.

Gryn explained the way the scanner works. "It takes a 100th of a second to take a photo from all angles if you stand in the middle. We then compile a gigantic file, ultra HD resolution of yourself, an avatar," Gryn said. "Our overarching goal is to build the largest database of scanned objects and people in the world for the metaverse, for this fourth industrial revolution." The metaverse is a virtual-reality space in which users can interact within a computer-generated environment, and other users.

Gryn described how this 3D scan can be used in gaming.  "With your avatar, you could upload yourself in the GTA Six, play as yourself running around the city or doing whatever you like. Furthermore, you could license your avatar and allow game developers to use you as a character in games. You can make a profit on your scan that you initially paid for," Gryn said.

The cost of the scan is $200, and it can scan 150,000 people a year. "You pay for a scan,
and then you start profiting from your scan being used in gaming or medicine or anything. It's up to you if want to do that, unless you have a privacy issue, but we are going to open up the possibility for anyone to create a passive income by getting scanned," Gryn explained.

Besides gaming, the photo scans will have endless uses, Gryn emphasized. "The metaverse will be one thing, but you will be able to use these scans for fashion, and medicine. The metaverse essentially will become something that unifies all digital worlds into one seamlessly," he said.

"Inevitably, it will all come together, and you will be able to go from one game to another in a digital physical space," Gryn added. "It will be the new frontier of the internet, and manifested as a digital representation of the real thing."

Calling himself a cryptopreneur, Gryn spoke about the Metahero Token he launched recently as the exclusive currency for all transactions for his company. "You will be able to transact with the Metahero token within our whole ecosystem, this gigantic database of objects, people and everything," Gryn said.

For more on Metahero, watch the full video above. Follow David Lin on Twitter @davidlin_TV.

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