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How Close Are We to the Metaverse?

There's been a lot of talk about the metaverse but the fact is, we're a ways off from the technology becoming reality. VentureBeat explores how it might evolve over the next few years, including its promises, the security risks, how it impacts the gaming industry and environment, and the efforts to ensure it's open and interoperable.

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

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    VentureBeat - Matt Marshall

    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 – and also to be able to see and feel anything, even if you are …

    Why the metaverse must be open but regulated
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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 …

    How the metaverse will let you simulate everything
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    How the metaverse will let you simulate everything

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    VentureBeat - Kyle Wiggers

    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 reality (AR), and AI, the metaverse that some futurists …

    7 ways the metaverse will change the enterprise
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    7 ways the metaverse will change the enterprise

    A buzzword among tech buffs, the metaverse can be summarized as a natural evolution of the internet where a network of persistent digital spaces will be populated by people (as digital avatars) hanging out, making a living, and claiming ownership of their digital belongings. It is expected to take …

    Identity and authentication in the metaverse
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    Identity and authentication in the metaverse

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    VentureBeat - Paul Sawers

    “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 …

    Understanding the 7 layers of the metaverse
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    Understanding the 7 layers of the metaverse

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    VentureBeat - Dan Muse

    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 and game designer, breaks it down logically and …

    Gaming will lead us to the metaverse
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    Gaming will lead us to the metaverse

    When CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed Facebook’s name to Meta and committed to the metaverse, he said that gaming would lead the way. That’s an interesting comment, considering that Facebook has billions of social media users, while game companies like Roblox and Microsoft (Minecraft) have amassed …

    The environmental impact of the metaverse
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    The environmental impact of the metaverse

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    VentureBeat - Kyle Wiggers

    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 …

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