In an interview with, Rashid Ajami, the Co-Founder & CEO of Metropolis World, discusses the development of a virtual world without AR/VR, the fusion of e-commerce and blockchain, and the creation of web3 apps that have the look and feel of web2 apps. Ajami is not only a tech entrepreneur but also an electronic music producer and sound design artist based in London. He has released successful tracks on esteemed labels Anjunadeep, Get Physical, Noir, Tale + Tone, TOR, and Armada Electronic Elements, and collaborated with prominent artists such as Booka Shade and Julia Govor. Additionally, he has appeared in some of the world’s most prominent music titles, including Rolling Stone, Mixmag, DJ Mag, and Clash. Ajami also touches upon blending unique properties, such as gaming, art, and fashion, to create a holistic virtual experience. The full transcript of the interview is available on the website, along with Ajami’s insights on leveraging virtual experiences and building during a bear market.