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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 Colem…

Stanford's Metaverse Meetups

Even though these events are from last year, they are great insight by two forward thinkers as to where the web is headed.

MM1 -Mike Liebhold, a Senior Researcher at the Institute for the Future, focusing on the mobile and abundant computation, immersive media and geospatial web foundations for context-aware and ubiquitous computing.

MM2 - Jamais Cascio is currently a Research Affiliate at the Institute for the Future. He writes about the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future. His work focuses on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society. A TED 2006 conference speaker and co-founder of

Thanks to Henrik Bennetsen with Stanford for organizing these events.

Immersive 3D Web? What? You mean virtual worlds, right?

After becoming aware that more than just the nice folks at Vivaty were reading my blog (they promptly thank fans), I see the need to catch others (non-supernerds) up to what all my recent blogs are about. For those techies that know what Open Metaverse truly means, skip this blog, close the laptop, close the eyes, rub the eyes, open, and go talk with someone you enjoy. If you have little/no clue to what the Metaverse is, or if you think it is SL or OpenSimulator, please keep reading.

To see what smart collaboration (Open Metaverse Roadmap) had to say about the Metaverse last year, this is a must READ.
(warning-beyond this is my perception zone, not wikipedia)
Repeated visitors to my blog will see this graphic again.

What is the Metaverse?
Don't worry, I am not going to cover all these now, but these "domains" are converging into a mash up of technologies that will blur the line between the virtual and real via the immersive 3D web. This is the Metaverse, a mix of realities.