Navigating the Meta-Maze – Where Exactly is this Metaverse?

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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”?

Last week, Meta held their annual Meta Connect event to discuss their upcoming product launches.
It was a litany of pokes and prods toward the metaverse.

The output of it was:

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.

This is what Elias Makos and I discussed on CJAD 800 AM. Listen in right here.

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