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NFT Gallery Doubles as Most Expensive Computer Screensaver Ever

For those who want to celebrate Father’s Day in style and have a few million extra dollar bucks lying around, why not consider getting your old man something he can really sink his teeth into? Like a fancy NFT screensaver.

Whether you’re tapped into the blockchain or not, the super hot climax of NFTs is here and it’s waiting for your computer to fall asleep so it can dance on your screen like some digital fairy that only comes out after dark. Speaking of which, remember the Flying Toaster screensaver that came with your Mac? (Us either.) But that thing spawned hundreds of modules users could customize to fit their lifestyle. Sound familiar?

Mmm. Toasty.

If the Flying Toaster was an NFT it would have sold for $50 million (because everyone wanted a slice.) Except back then, it was free. We repeat: free. Clearly, the culture has shifted. Billionaires, celebrities, and young investors are buying into the hype of crypto goods with total abandon.

Last year, an artist named Beeples made history when his collection of daily doodles sold at auction for $69 million. Back in the day, a collection of spec art from a culturally insignificant artist would have been worthless. But today, with the bizarre rise of NFTs, the new owner will likely sell their Beeples collection piecemeal for a crypto killing.

Hot on the heels of that massive display of excessive wealth and overvaluation of one-liner style pop art, an anonymous artist named Pak leapfrogged Beeples’ historic payday by selling an NFT of white balls called The Merge for $92 million. (So what if it looks like an unfinished view of our solar system from the vantage point of the moon as drawn by a cat? Worth every penny.)

For those who can afford a piece of hot NFT real estate still on the market, the pixelated CyberPunks and Bored Apes are a great place to start because there are literally thousands of them. Despite looking like Gorillaz fan art and existing as the modern-day version of the Garbage Pail Kids, they’re worth megabucks. (At least in the ’80s everyone had the good sense to put “garbage” right there in the name.)

So what does the rise of NFTs mean for the value of real things? And if the power goes out, are they still worth a damn? Also, why all the hype over novel art pieces everyone can copy and paste at a slightly lower resolution? And are real donuts still better than NFT donuts? There is only one right answer to that.

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