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Identity and authentication in the metaverse

“Metaverse” emerged as one of the major buzzwords of 2021, alongside other notable tech terms such as “NFTs.” While the metaverse concept is not exactly new, having first been coined three decades ago, its surge into the public consciousnesses this year was driven in large part by Facebook and its intrepid CEO and cofounder Mark […]

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The metaverse: Where we are and where we’re headed

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? The coming metaverse has provoked hype, confusion, and misinformation. For technophiles, the metaverse represents a nirvana: a place to immerse yourself in any digital surrounding, and participate in any physical reality, at any time – […]

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Understanding the 7 layers of the metaverse

This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? When it comes to describing the metaverse, definitions and opinions abound. And while it’s difficult to put something as vast, conceptual, and, frankly, still emerging as the metaverse into quantifiable terms, Jon Radoff, entrepreneur, author […]

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How the metaverse will let you simulate everything

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. Defining the “metaverse” is a difficult task, but one commonly accepted definition is a digital space populated by representations of people, places, and things. Through a combination of technologies including virtual reality (VR), augmented […]

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Can this triple-A game usher in the promise of the metaverse?

This article is part of the VB Special Issue — The metaverse: How close are we?  A fully realized metaverse is, maybe first and foremost, a digital representation of the physical world, with all of the real world’s essential trappings, like socializing, commerce, and, yes, spaceship battles. And blockchain games are looking like they can […]

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Why the metaverse must be open but regulated

The metaverse isn’t a new concept. In fact, the term was coined in a 1992 novel, Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson. As the novel defines it, the metaverse is essentially a virtual universe controlled and owned by a “global information monopoly that users can access via personal VR goggles. In 2022, as a new computing […]

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Why the fate of the metaverse could hang on its security

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. This article is part of a VB special issue. Read the full series here: The metaverse – How close are we? Cyberattacks old and new will inevitably find their way into the metaverse, highlighting a […]

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The environmental impact of the metaverse?

Some companies believe that the metaverse — a yet-to-be-realized, internet-like series of connected worlds — has enormous potential in the enterprise. For example, it could be used to improve work productivity by allowing employees to train or collaborate in workplace-like virtual environments. Or it could host home and office tours, a boon for a real […]

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