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EP.62: Into the Metaverse with Aiden Slavin - Metaverse Governance Lead, World Economic Forum

EP.62: Into the Metaverse with Aiden Slavin - Metaverse Governance Lead, World Economic Forum

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In this episode Yon welcomes Aiden Slavin into the metaverse. Aiden leads the Metaverse Governance team at the World Economic Forum, where he and all of the metaverse related teams at WEF have been hard at work researching and writing a five part series of reports on building a responsible metaverse that have just begun to be released.   

During their conversation Yon and Aiden delve into data privacy in the metaverse, the need for metaverse literacy, how different generations will adopt and interact with the metaverse, the role AI will play in the expansion of the metaverse, and much more.


  • What is the Metaverse to Aiden (01:10)

  • Data Privacy in the Metaverse (03:05)

  • Privacy and Safety by Design (07:25)

  • The Need for Metaverse Literacy (08:50)

  • Adoption and Use by Different Generations of Users (13:08)

  • Role AI Will Play in Expansion and Popularization of the Metaverse (16:50)

  • Relationship Between Thought Leaders, Regulators, Business Leaders (21:30)

  • Translating “Don’t Be Evil” Into Software Development Principle (23:25)

  • One Thing Aiden is Most Excited for in Next 12 Months (25:40)

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To learn more about the World Economic Forum’s Defining and Building the Metaverse Initiative, visit here.
To read the Social Implications of the Metaverse report from the Value Creation track, visit here.
To read the Metaverse Privacy and Safety report from the Governance track, visit here.
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Into The Metaverse is a multi-segment podcast show focused on deep coverage of the Metaverse through interviews with brilliant minds who build, create for, and invest in, the metaverse.