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EP.12: Tim O’Reilly (O'Reilly Media) - The Rise of the Metaverse
In today’s episode we asked the question “where are we at in the development cycle of the metaverse and how long we’ll stay in this phase?”. Well, by some definitions, we already have access to immersive metaverse-like experiences today.
The eponymous Tim O’Reilly, the man who helped popularize the term Web 2.0 in the aftermath of the dotcom crash, joined us to discuss his views on building the protocols for the metaverse, where the next highly-profitable walled gardens may reside and his views on web3 technologies.
Aside from being notorious for coining the term Web 2.0, Tim is the CEO and Chairman of O’Reilly Media and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. He’s also a board member of Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. His book, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us, explores what technology advances teach us about the future economy and government as its “platform.” And he’s a Visiting Professor of Practice at University College London’s Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, where he is researching a new approach to regulating big technology platforms by limiting their ability to extract economic rents.
Our conversation was broad and far-reaching, covering the value of data and analytics, the power of open source software and protocols and how that can help shape the metaverse, the role that governments can play in helping to shape the future direction of the metaverse and venture investing strategies in the next era of the Internet.
Into The Metaverse podcast covers companies, technologies and trends that are bringing this promise to life. Matthew Kanterman (the Director of Research at Ball Metaverse Research Partners) and Yonatan Raz-Fridman (founder & CEO of Supersocial) interview the brilliant minds building, shaping and investing in the metaverse.
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