A virtual reality version of the internet has been a staple of science fiction. The metaverse is the latest iteration and it has the potential to become something more than just a new gaming platform. Years before Facebook changed its name to Meta and launched huge investments into the space, Philip Rosedale experimented with many of these same ideas in a virtual world he helped create: Second Life. Rosedale shared his vision for a metaverse where data privacy is more important than advertising, and our online and offline lives intersect in a healthier way.
The Wall Street Journal’s The Future of Everything Podcast
Did you ever ask yourself what the future will look like? The Future of Everything podcast series offers a kaleidoscope view of the nascent trends that will shape our world. Every episode offers a new journey of discovery. You’ll be taken beyond what’s already out there, and it will make you smarter about the scientific and technological breakthroughs on the horizon that could transform our lives for the better.