Do you even metaverse?
Last week, I attended the Fintech Forum in Montreal to spend some time with Alex Tapscott.
We recorded an upcoming episode of Six Pixels of Separation – The ThinkersOne Podcast to discuss Alex’s latest book, Web3 – Charting The Internet’s Next Economic And Cultural Frontier (it’s a must-read book).
In that conversation (and in a recent podcast with Cathy Hackl – author of Into The Metaverse), I keep revisiting the same perosnal challenge that I have: Defining the metaverse.
Is it the hardware?
Is it the software?
Is it a platform?
Is it a philosophy?
Is it just another name for “what’s next”?
The output of it was:
- Meta Quest 3 (with full-color passthrough technology).
- Xbox Cloud Gaming (including virtual screens).
- Emu (Generative AI stickers).
- Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses (moving the camera and content from your phone to your face).
- Meta AI (something that could be competitive to ChatGPT) and more.
I think there’s a “there”… there.
It’s just not today.
Which makes it hard for us to understand and accept in the here and now.
Ultimately, I believe that the further convergence of our digital and physical worlds is an inevitable.
New user experiences, more expansive social connections, better education and training capabilities, moving beyond the screens of today, and more.
Still, many people simply think this is all a huge waste.
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