Trillion-Dollar Opportunities with Decentralized Spatial Computing and AI — Nils Pihl on The Metaverse Podcast

Auki Labs
The Posemesh Foundation
3 min readJun 12, 2024

In an era where the lines between the physical and digital worlds blur, the concept of decentralized spatial computing powered by advanced AI presents unprecedented financial potential.

In this episode of The Metaverse Podcast, host Jamie Burke welcomes Nils Pihl, the founder and CEO of Auki Labs and The Posemesh Foundation, to explore the groundbreaking developments in spatial computing and decentralized machine perception networks.

Their conversation covers the advancements in the posemesh protocol and its transformative implications for the future: the podcast unpacks the trillion-dollar opportunities that lie at the intersection of decentralized spatial computing and AI.

Nils and Jamie explore how these advancements pave the way for practical applications in various industries. They highlight real-world use cases, particularly in the retail sector, where spatial AI enhances customer experiences by utilizing customers’ smartphones for spatial data collection, analysis, and more.

The podcast also ventures into the future, predicting the significant impacts of decentralized machine perception networks on smart cities, IoT ecosystems, self-driving cars, and more. Jamie and Nils discuss how Web3 infrastructure can support agentic network economic work, Jamie’s thesis on Web4 and a post-internet world, the next decade of internet protocols, and the potential of Decentralized Physical Infrastructure Networks (DePIN) to drastically reshape our civilization.

Watch the podcast on YouTube (below) or listen in on your favorite podcast platform (links below) to discover how decentralized spatial computing and AI are beginning to transform our world.

Tune in to explore the convergence of technologies and the potential of a decentralized web.



About The Metaverse Podcast

A new web is emerging that goes well beyond just Bitcoin, Ethereum, and money but promises an entirely new computing paradigm and data economy.

The Metaverse Podcast is a series co-hosted by Outlier Ventures Founder & Chairman Jamie Burke and Partner & Board Member Rumi Morales, where they introduce you to the founders, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers that are shaping Web3, the Open Metaverse, and the future of digital interaction.

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About Auki Labs

Auki Labs is at the forefront of spatial computing, pioneering the convergence of the digital and physical to give people and their devices a shared understanding of space for seamless collaboration.

Auki Labs empowers industries and individuals to embrace the transformative potential of spatial computing, enhancing productivity, engagement, and human connection.

Auki Labs is building the posemesh, a decentralized spatial computing protocol for AR, the metaverse, and smart cities.

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About The Posemesh Foundation

The posemesh is an open-source protocol that powers a decentralized, blockchain-based spatial computing network.

The posemesh is designed for a future where spatial computing is both collaborative and privacy-preserving. It limits any organization’s surveillance capabilities and encourages sovereign ownership of private maps of personal and public spaces.

The decentralization also offers a competitive advantage, especially in shared spatial computing sessions, AR for example, where low latency is crucial. The posemesh is the next step in the decentralization movement, responding as an antidote to the growing power of big tech.

The Posemesh Foundation has tasked Auki Labs with developing the software infrastructure of the posemesh.

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Auki Labs
The Posemesh Foundation

Building the posemesh, a decentralized spatial computing protocol for AR, the metaverse, and smart cities. The proprioceptive sense of machine intelligence.