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Basic Metaverse

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8th June 2023

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472148131

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What is the metaverse? Quite simply, it’s a digital platform to help people collaborate, work and play in new ways, in an immersive 3D environment.

In Basic Metaverse, leading futurist David L. Shrier explains how the technology works, unpacks its potential uses – including its relationship to the development of Web3 – and its impact on everyday life and work.

He explores some of the legal and moral quandaries that could accompany widespread adoption of this transformational technology, from issues of wealth disparity and access to what happens if your virtual avatar commits a crime in the metaverse.

The metaverse future is full of possibility. One thing we can be certain of is that it will be stranger than we can imagine. Join Shrier as he journeys across virtual worlds in search of understanding.


Pablo Quiroga, co-founder and CRO, ATMTA, Inc. (the creator of Star Atlas)
Basic Metaverse is a constellation of ideas for digital wayfinders to explore our new reality. Much like our galaxy, the metaverse is destined to be composed of countless virtual worlds, each fostering within them novel forms of life, each encouraging new worlds to arise from within ourselves
Chad Anderson, managing partner, Space Capital
From the holodeck to a totally immersive internet, David Shrier's book is a useful guide for understanding the massive new market opportunities enabled by the metaverse, leveraging practical examples of global collaboration and training
Richard Sarnoff, partner and chairman of media, entertainment and education, KKR
David Shrier has created an invaluable primer for anyone interested in our digital future. With a broad range and an incisive approach, he has dissected and demystified the emerging metaverse from a fascinating array of angles. With this book, we now have cohesive view of a phenomenon decades in the making, yet in many ways still inchoate - and with this book, we can better understand the inevitable and vast impact the metaverse will have on us as individuals, communities and societies
Vuk Jeremic, former President, UN General Assembly
A breathtaking dive into the virtual world of the not-so-distant future. Superbly succinct and comprehensive at the same time, in this book you will find everything you always wanted to know about Metaverse but were afraid to ask
Jack Buckley, vice president, People Science, Roblox
Basic Metaverse is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the family of technologies and approaches that underpin this dynamically growing area. Shrier's clear writing gets to the point without the hype so often found in frothy media coverage of the space. Executives, investors, journalists and the interested public will benefit from this guided tour of the metaverse
Marco Donzelli, CEO, HLB International
David is the leading author when it comes to innovation. In this book, he shares real knowledge and scenario analysis about our future with the metaverse, using a simple and clear language. I encourage all business executives and leaders to read his work