An index enabled by distributed ledger

A “stateful” spatial index enabled by Distributed Ledger technologies will be critical to generating, representing, distributing, and securing value across The Spatial Web™.

Smart Contracts determine who can search, discover, view, track, interact, transact and transfer assets between locations and users in virtual spaces and the real world. 

Spatial links and proximity

A stateful Spatial Web enables smart digital twins of people, physical spaces, and objects to be reliably and securely linked together, spatially.

Security and trust

The effect of this is that when an object or person moves into or out of any physical or virtual space, a Spatial Contract can be executed automatically, using permissions set by the owner, which trigger a record of the action and/or initiate a transaction. This makes the Spatial Web a trustworthy network for any form of interaction, transaction, or transportation.

Correspondence with the physical world​

Physical objects that are “connected” on the Spatial Web contain ownership, tracking, interaction and transactional rules and records. With Smart Spaces and Smart Assets, Artificial Intelligence will be able to see, hear, touch, and move things both physical and digital using computer vision, the IoT, and Robotics. It can be used to guide drones and automated vehicles, restrict access to users or robots, and track Smart Assets from one Smart Space to another.

Interactions and transactions

As we see the global rise of Smart Contracts and Smart Payments, the Spatial Web can contextualize seamless and secure interactions and transactions in both virtual and geo-locations. Searching, viewing, tracking, interactions and transactions with Smart Assets and Smart Spaces, across time and space in virtual and geo-locations becomes possible—from world to world.

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