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Key quotes from “The Metaverse” by Matthew Ball. Part 1

Matthew Ball is the most famous metaverse explorer. In July 2022, he released the book “The Metaverse And How It Will Revolutionize Everything”, in which he collected and expanded many of his essays on this concept.

In the first part of the book, Matthew Ball detailed where the term “metaverse” came from and the ideas associated with it. He also formulated his own workable definition explaining what a metaverse is. The article collected the most interesting quotes from the first part of the book.

  1. Key quotes from “The Metaverse” by Matthew Ball. Part 1
  2. Top-7 quotes from the second part of the book “The Metaverse”
  3. What will be the future of Matthew Ball. Conclusions from the book “The Metaverse”

About a brief history of the future

“The synthetic worlds of Stephenson, Gibson, the Wachowskis, Dick, Bradbury, and Weinbaum are all presented as dystopias. Yet there is no reason to assume that such an outcome is inevitable, or even likely, for the actual Metaverse. A perfect society tends not to make for much human drama, and human drama is the root of most fiction.”

“The Metaverse And How It Will Revolutionize Everything”, Matthew Ball

About confusion and uncertainty

“Whether you’re a Metaverse believer, skeptic, or somewhere in between, you should become comfortable with the fact that it is too early to know exactly what a “day in the life” might look and feel like when the Metaverse arrives.”

“The Metaverse And How It Will Revolutionize Everything”, Matthew Ball

About the definition

“What I mean when I write and speak about the Metaverse: “A massively scaled and interoperable network of real-time rendered 3D virtual worlds that can be experienced synchronously and persistently by an effectively unlimited number of users with an individual sense of presence, and with continuity of data, such as identity, history, entitlements, objects, communications, and payments.””

«The Metaverse And How It Will Revolutionize Everything», Matthew Ball

About the new internet

“The Metaverse will require the development of new standards and creation of new infrastructure, potentially require overhauls to the long-standing Internet Protocol Suite, involve the adoption of novel devices and hardware, and might even alter the balance of power between technology giants, independent developers, and end users.”

“The Metaverse And How It Will Revolutionize Everything”, Matthew Ball

Editor:
Andrei Lapushkin

Cover and illustrations:
Julia Chistyakova

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