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The Metaverse Handbook Innovating for the Internet's Next Tectonic Shift

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2022-05-24
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The metaverse is here. Are you ready?

In The Metaverse Handbook: Innovating for the Internet's Next Tectonic Shift, a duo of experienced tech and culture experts delivers a can't-miss guide to participating in the most promising new technology since the advent of the web. Through dozens of metaverse creator case studies and concise, actionable insights, you'll walk away from this book understanding how to explore and implement the latest metaverse tech emerging from blockchain, XR, and web3.

In The Metaverse Handbook, you'll discover:

  • What the metaverse is, why you should care about it, and how to build your metaverse strategy
  • The history of the metaverse and primers on critical technologies driving the metaverse, including non-fungible tokens, XR, the blockchain, and web3
  • How to unearth unique metaverse opportunities in digital communities, commerce, and immersive experiences

As the metaverse has rapidly become the technology platform and marketing buzzword of the future, this new reality for companies, creators, and consumers is not easily understood at the surface level. Those who aim to be at the forefront of this exciting new arena must first understand the foundations and central technologies of the metaverse.

An essential resource for digital professionals, creators, and business leaders in the vanguard of the coming technology revolution, The Metaverse Handbook provides the go-to roadmap for your journey into the metaverse.

Author Biography

QUHARRISON TERRYis the bestselling author of The NFT Handbook, a detailed guide on how to create, sell, and buy non-fungible tokens without the need for a technical background. He is also a notable entrepreneur and growth marketer who has advised Mark Cuban and his portfolio of 200+ venture companies. In addition, QuHarrison is a 4x recipient of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Technology award.

SCOTT “DJ SKEE” KEENEY is an award-winning creator,producer, entrepreneur,media personality,investor, philanthropist, and futurist. As a driving force behind some of the most influential brands and artists over the past two decades, he is a pioneer in the metaverse operating multiple experiences as the founder of DXSH.mv Studios and also serves as the Chief Metaverse Officer at TSX Entertainment. Visit djskee.com for more information.

Table of Contents

About the Authors vi

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword xvii

Introduction xxi

Chapter 1 A Vision for the Metaverse in 2032 1

Extended Reality Emerges 3

Your Own Personalized Metaverse 4

The Rise of Bots and Digital Humans 6

The Ubiquitous Metaverse 9

Chapter 2 What Is the Metaverse? 11

From Snow Crash to Meta 13

Defining the Metaverse 19

The Metaverse Represents the Next Digital Shifts 21

Changes to Digital Identity 23

Changes to Digital Value 28

Digital Respect and Signaling Identity 30

Access to Exclusive Internet Experiences 31

Crowdfunding 2.0 33

Changes to Internet Immersion 36

It Starts with Web3 Communities 39

What's the Metaverse’s Interface? 40

Preparing for the Metaverse 41

Chapter 3 Why You Should Care About the Metaverse Now 45

The Well-Timed Interest Geek 47

Interest Geeks of the Metaverse 50

Interest Geeks Over Power Brokers 53

Chapter 4 History of the Metaverse 57

La Réalité Virtuelle 58

The Early Internet 60

Early Virtual Worlds 62

Blockchain and Digital Assets 65

The Modern Metaverse 68

Chapter 5 The Metaverse Building Blocks 75

The Main Metaverse Tools 78

The Secondary Metaverse Tools 82

Building Your First Metaverse Asset 85

Chapter 6 Enter the Metaverse 87

Sandbox Metaverses 92

Decentraland 93

The Sandbox 103

Cryptovoxels 105

Somnium Space 105

Honorable Mentions 106

Gaming Metaverses 108

Miscellaneous Metaverses 114

Digital Presence 114

Phygital Commerce 115

Readymade Metaverse Environments 116

Social VR Worlds 117

The Mass Migration to the Metaverse 118

Chapter 7 Metaverse Assets 121

What We Will Own in the Metaverse 125

Avatars 126

Accessories 129

Objects 132

Real Estate 134

Metaverse Asset Management 136

Chapter 8 Challenges of the Metaverse 139

Interoperable Economies 140

Interoperable Graphics and Hardware 145

The Negative Narratives of the Metaverse 147

Chapter 9 Your Metaverse Plan 151

Designing Your Metaverse Plan 152

For Brands and Corporations with IP 153

For Entertainers 156

For Metaverse Interest Geeks 157

Further Reading at MetaverseQT.com 158

Index 161

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