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The Metashift Quadrant is a simple model to analyze the potential impact of one or multiple paradigm shift(s) caused by metaverse developments and its underpinning technologies like AI and XR. The four quadrants represent different types of impact.

Key points in this primer ‘metarticle’

  • The four quadrants of the Metashift Quadrant
    • Disruption: disrupting existing systems, structures and/or processes
    • Innovation: driving (AI-generated) inventions by human’s creativity
    • Synergy: creating connections across (completely) different domains
    • Transformation: transform the way people think and behave
  • On the x-axis the development stage ranges from early to late adoption
  • On the y-axis the anticipated time and longevity for the shift to manifest

Keep reading to see the visualization of the Metashift Quadrant and a pretty mind-blowing kicker at the end.

The Metashift Quadrant is my recently developed model that is used to analyze and understand the potential impact of a paradigm metashift.

So, what is a metashift? It is a fundamental change in the way that people think or behave with regard to the metaverse and its developments or technologies. It is a shift in the underlying assumptions or beliefs that guide people’s actions and decisions. A metashift can refer to a change at the individual level, such as a personal epiphany or realization, or it can refer to a broader change in society or culture.

The Metashift Quadrant is divided into four quadrants, each representing a different type of impact that the metashift could have.

Disruption quadrant

The first quadrant, the “disruption” quadrant, represents the potential for the metashift to disrupt existing systems, structures, or processes. This could include the disruption of traditional industries or the disruption of established ways of doing things.

Innovation quadrant

The second quadrant, the “innovation” quadrant, represents the potential for the metashift to drive innovation and creativity. This could include the development of new technologies, the creation of new businesses or industries, or the emergence of new forms of art or expression.

Synergy quadrant

The third quadrant, the “synergy” quadrant, represents the potential for the metashift to create synergies and connections between different fields, ideas, or people. This could include the formation of new partnerships, the development of new collaborations, or the creation of new networks or communities.

Transformation quadrant

The fourth and last quadrant, the “transformation” quadrant, represents the potential for the metashift to fundamentally transform the way that people think, behave, or interact with each other. This could include the transformation of social norms, the transformation of personal beliefs, or the transformation of cultural values.

In conclusion

Overall, the Metashift Quadrant is a tool that can be used to analyze the potential impact of a paradigm metashift and to better understand the ways in which it could change the world around us. By considering the potential effects of a metashift in each of the four quadrants, it is possible to gain a more nuanced and comprehensive understanding of its potential implications.

The kicker? AI primarily drafted this article

I started writing this article in the week where ChatGPT became publicly available. So, the kicker is that all four quadrants and its explanatory texts are all generated by this amazing chatbot from, simply based on my conversational question:

How would you define a “Metashift Quadrant”?

The question Mike asked ChatGPT on the 4th of December 2022

This AI approach has been chosen as primer for my upcoming handcrafted articles:

  • The Metashifters Quadrant (about metashitters and metaglitters)
  • The Triple Paradigm Metashift (about 3 immutable megatrends)
  • The Modular Metaverse (about Paradigm Metashift #1)

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