Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy

  • 9h 26m 1s
  • Mark Van Rijmenam
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

In Step into the Metaverse, Dr. Mark van Rijmenam delivers a startlingly insightful discussion about how the world as we know it will fundamentally change as the physical and the digital worlds merge into the metaverse, impacting the everyday experiences of people, companies, and societies. The author maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the Internet.

In the metaverse, you can be who you want to be, where you want to be, and companies and consumers are only restricted by their own creativity how they can benefit from the immersive internet. With engaging commentary on issues ranging from avatars, identity, and digital fashion to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain, and the economics of the metaverse, this book also offers:

  • Discussions on the importance of an open and interoperable metaverse build on the web 3.0 paradigm if we want to reign in the control of Big Tech over our identity, data, and lives
  • Explorations of the enormous—and largely untapped—potential for metaverse entertainment
  • Considerations related to the dangers of an always-on, immersive internet, including data breaches, avatar imposters, mental health issues, corporate and state surveillance, and the need for metaverse law

About the Author

Mark van Rijmenam, PhD, is The Digital Speaker. He is a future tech strategist who thinks about how emerging technologies change organisations, society and the metaverse. Van Rijmenam is an international keynote speaker, 4x author and entrepreneur.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1 - The Future Is Immersive
  • Chapter 2 - Creating an Open Metaverse
  • Chapter 3 - Be Who You Want to Be
  • Chapter 4 - Be Where You Want to Be
  • Chapter 5 - Unbounded Creativity for Brands
  • Chapter 6 - Exponential Enterprise Connectivity
  • Chapter 7 - The Creator Economy
  • Chapter 8 - Digitalism in the Metaverse
  • Chapter 9 - The Future of the Metaverse
  • Epilogue