12 Jan 2022

Metaverse hype is like communist propaganda: Soviet-born tech founder

A tech founder compared today’s hype around the metaverse with Soviet propaganda he experienced as a child. Phil Libin, the founder of the note-taking app Evernote and the CEO of the videoconferencing company Mmhmm, made the comments in a podcast hosted by the tech journalist Eric Newcomer released on Tuesday. Libin expressed

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11 Jan 2022

The Metaverse Needs a Constitution

The U.S. Constitution is the foundation of America, ensuring rights and responsibilities for every American. Today, another new world is being created as we speak: the metaverse. Without some of the same guiding principles, we fear the metaverse will fail as a public, open system and only recreate social media’s

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11 Jan 2022

The Metaverse Explained: What Is It And How Do I Invest In It?

The word “Meta” for many of us over the age of 40 first became recognized with the announcement of Facebook changing their name to Meta. Many thought it was to escape the bad publicity it was receiving at the time. That might be true from a timing aspect, however, the

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10 Jan 2022

The metaverse: What is it, will it work, and does anyone want it?

Hiro protagonist doesn’t see much promise for his future. Stuck in a dead-end job in a world where traditional money has been supplanted by encrypted alternatives and a few big companies shape things to their own ends, he struggles to make ends meet following a global economic collapse. To escape,

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10 Jan 2022

Microsoft Hit by Defections as Tech Giants Battle for Talent to Build the Metaverse

Microsoft Corp.’s augmented-reality team has lost around 100 people in the past year, many of them to Meta Platforms Inc., said former employees of the software company and online job profiles, as the battle heats up for workers with skills to build the metaverse. Competitors have been snapping up people with

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07 Jan 2022

At CES 2022, metaverses metaversed the metaverse

In the lead up to CES, I wrote a piece reflecting on top tech of CES 2012. It was an interesting exercise for a number of reasons — not the least of which was recalling the buzzwords from 10 years ago. That year, LTE and ultrabooks topped the list. One had

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07 Jan 2022

The metaverse offers a future full of potential – for terrorists and extremists, too

The metaverse is coming. Like all technological innovation, it brings new opportunities and new risks. The metaverse is an immersive virtual reality version of the internet where people can interact with digital objects and digital representations of themselves and others, and can move more or less freely from one virtual environment

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05 Jan 2022

Nvidia Makes Its Metaverse-Building Software Free for Individual Creators

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nvidia made Omniverse, its real-time 3D design collaboration and virtual world simulation platform, available free to individual creators and artists. The tech giant also rolled out new features and integrations for the product, which the company has dubbed the “metaverse for

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05 Jan 2022

How to Invest in the Metaverse

In 1992, writer Neal Stephenson released his third novel titled “Snow Crash.” In it, Stephenson’s characters interact in a completely digital environment where appearances can be changed on a whim and digital real estate is just as valuable as its real-life counterpart. Stephenson called his digital environment, the Metaverse. Twenty-eight years

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04 Jan 2022

The metaverse isn’t what you think it is, because we don’t know what it is

Anyone who tells you what the metaverse will be is either guessing or kidding themselves. “The topic lately fills me with frustration,” says CNET’s Scott Stein, our resident expert on virtual worlds. “It’s not just about VR and AR headsets.” The metaverse will be much more nuanced than the technical

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