The Metaverse Is Already Here — It’s Minecraft

Via debugger, an article on Minecraft, an existing metaverse: What will “the metaverse” look like? Last week, we got a glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg’s vision for it, in his video presentation. If you didn’t see it, CNET has a highlights reel: It begins with Zuckerberg being raptured into his metaverse apartment, where he picks out an […]

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Into the Metaverse: Where Crypto, Gaming and Capitalism Collide

Via Bloomberg, an interesting article on the metaverse: To understand why Mark Zuckerberg thinks “the metaverse” is the next frontier, consider the case of Sam Peurifoy. The 27-year-old chemistry PhD from Columbia University left his job at Goldman Sachs at the height of the pandemic and is now seeking out his fortune in crypto by playing […]

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Mixed-Reality Sports: Pastimes Of The Future?

Via DigiDay, an article on how mixed-reality sports companies are building the pastimes, and brand activations, of the future: The rise of competitive gaming has shown the entertainment value of contests that aren’t limited by technology or physics. When stick-and-ball sports fully return, players and spectators who transitioned to esports during the COVID-19 pandemic might find […]

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In Metaverse, Will Big Gaming Eventually Become Big Tech?

Via The Economist, commentary on big gaming’s role in the metaverse: In “Ready, Player One”, a science-fiction novel set in 2045, people can escape a ghastly world of global warming and economic mayhem by teleporting themselves into the oasis, a parallel universe where they can change identity, hang out and forget the miseries of everyday life. In […]

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Big Tech Wants To Build The ‘Metaverse’

Via The Washington Post, an article on Big Tech’s plans to build the ‘metaverse’: The 2018 sci-fi film “Ready Player One” offers a glimpse of what many technology companies prophesize is the Internet’s next big thing. Inspired by a 2011 Ernest Cline novel, the film’s orphaned teenage hero flees his bleak real-world existence by immersing in […]

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What The Metaverse Means For Sports

Via Sportico, a report on what the metaverse means and what it could mean for sports: There was blockchain, and cryptocurrency, and then DAOs. Ethereum, fungible tokens, gas fees. As our lives have become digitized and gamified over the last year, there has been a whole alphabet of new concepts to learn (or at least […]

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