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The Metaverse is the future of future technology. A world where we all live in virtual reality and through artificial intelligence.

Meetup Panel

In this Disruptive Technologists' webinar, we speak with one of the Fathers of the Internet, Vint Cerf and his thoughts on the potential benefit of these types of immersive environments for:

1. research (e.g. collaboration inside of computer-generated 3D models) 2. training (e.g. showing how to assemble or disassemble complex systems) 3. physical training (e.g. boxing, aerobics, etc.) 4. overcoming some disabilities with virtual experiences 5. Gaming and simulated virtual environments 6. Advanced interactions with text and video (e.g. Visual-Meta and PDF in 3D; virtual libraries) 7. New businesses - renting clothes and furniture in virtual spaces

And the potential hazards: 1. Physical side-effects (e.g. nausea: mismatch of proprioception and visual cues) 2. Escape into unreality in preference to "real life" 3. Harmful virtual experiences - psychological damage? 4. Unrealistic hyperbole

Date: 2022-04-12


Vint Cerf is one of the Fathers of the Internet as well as the Chief Internet Evangelist at Google. He is an American Internet pioneer and is recognized as one of "the fathers of the Internet", sharing this title with TCP/IP co-developer Bob Kahn. He has received honorary degrees and awards that include the National Medal of Technology, the Turing Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Marconi Prize and membership in the National Academy of Engineering.

Noreen Whysel is the Director of Validation Research at Me2B Alliance & Adjunct Lecturer at CUNY City Tech Communication Design. She is a digital innovator specializing in understandable information spaces, digital archives and data and usability standards.