The Roadmap for the Metaverse

Back in February, Stanford campus was my home for a weekend of Metaverse real world events.

Friday the 15th - Metaverse Roadmap Workshop: Over forty different leaders and pioneers in Metaverse related industries were invited to discuss and collaborate on a continuation of the Metaverse Roadmap. For me, truly an honor to be invited to participate with the brightest people of so many different fields and technologies. The day was a mix of great speakers, presentations, and various break-out workgroups. Bridget Agabra, the ASF Metaverse Roadmap Project Manager, did a great job of organizing this fascinating event sponsored by Metaversum. A really cool event to be a part of.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - MetaverseU Conference
This public event was a collection of presentations, panels, and open discussion covering various facets of the virtual/mirror worlds, augmented reality, and lifelogging. The conference was simulcast in Second Life to truly make it a mixed reality event. Beth Coleman (MIT) and Mike Liebhold (Institute of the Future) gave great presentations on Augmented Reality. Jeremy Bailenson, director of Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, had an amazing presentation that showed uses of immersive virtual reality. Many thanks to Henrik Bennetsen with the Stanford Humanities Lab for hosting the events.

I recommend all check out the MetaverseU website for the videos covering the event, and Youtube for videos of interviews of the attendees. Worth seeing what these forward thinkers have to say and are working on. Looking forward to the next event!


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