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What will the metaverse actually look like?

I'd focus on how video conferencing will evolve. Zoom has highlighted that many people have a finite capacity for spending time with technology. Once Zoom took over our lives and we had to do virtual meetings all day long, Zoom fatigue started to seep in for many of us. I couldn't do it for more than five or six hours a day before I'd turn into a pile of goo. At some point, you need real-world experiences. As a board member, there's no substitute for going to in-person board meetings, meeting the management team and walking through the hallways of the company to see what's going on. Even though a board meeting by every other definition is most efficient when delivered over Zoom, if it's going to have meaning and impact for me, I need to travel to the place. So I'd still look at gaming but for business, I'd look towards video conferencing evolving into more immersive experiences as the definition of the metaverse. The Mark Zuckerberg vision of the metaverse is fanciful and may be realized in a hundred years, but certainly not in the next 10.

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I'd focus on how video conferencing will evolve. Zoom has highlighted that many people have a finite capacity for spending time with technology. Once Zoom took over our lives and we had to do virtual meetings all day long, Zoom fatigue started to seep in for many of us. I couldn't do it for more than five or six hours a day before I'd turn into a pile of goo. At some point, you need real-world experiences. As a board member, there's no substitute for going to in-person board meetings, meeting the management team and walking through the hallways of the company to see what's going on. Even though a board meeting by every other definition is most efficient when delivered over Zoom, if it's going to have meaning and impact for me, I need to travel to the place. So I'd still look at gaming but for business, I'd look towards video conferencing evolving into more immersive experiences as the definition of the metaverse. The Mark Zuckerberg vision of the metaverse is fanciful and may be realized in a hundred years, but certainly not in the next 10.
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I see it as the new connection to enterprise back office systems, like the digital twin, only prettier and with more interaction. If you're going to trigger a buy, and customer relationship management, etc., then you'll want to trigger things to happen in terms of supply chain, inventory and order-to-cash processing, and you need some security around that. There are about seven different layers of technology categories in the current ecosystem for the metaverse, some of which are emerging and some of which are old school, like AR. But the guardrails that need to be put around all of it, like compliance and privacy issues, will have major impacts on companies. I don't know that the Federation of European Data and Marketing (FEDMA) will give you that kind of capability. https://newzoo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/metaverse-ecosystem-diagrem-website-@300-1.png
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