Released December 7th, 2021
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Bill Gurley, Philip Rosedale - Back to the Future
Philip is the creator of Second Life and Bill is a general partner at Benchmark. We cover their key learnings from building Second Life's virtual world, their views on the current metaverse opportunity, and what excites them most about today's focus on virtual realities.
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Matthew Ball - The Future of Media: Movies, the Metaverse, and More
Matthew Ball is the Managing Partner of Epyllion Industries and the former head of strategy at Amazon Studios. We cover the past and future of media, video games, and the metaverse.
Jason Citron - Building the Third Place
Jason is the founder and CEO of Discord, a communications network with over 100 million monthly users and communities for every topic you could imagine. We cover the evolving business model for video games, Discord's early distribution methods, and Discord's hiring philosophy.
Justin Waldron - The Future of Social Gaming
Justin Waldron is the co-founder and President of Playco. We cover how Justin sees the future of gaming as social platforms evolve, how gaming may be the next tool for content creation, and how Playco has approached aligning incentives for game creators and players.
Philip Rosedale on the Creation of Second Life | Singularity University
A fascinating talk by Philip Rosedale on the promise of virtual worlds.
The Metaverse and How We'll Build It Together -- Connect 2021
Mark Zuckerberg's historic presentation showcasing his vision for the Metaverse.
The Metaverse Primer
A nine-part collection of essays from Matthew Ball outlining what makes up the metaverse and how it will transform the future.
Roblox: Cultural Currency
The Generalist's breakdown of Roblox. Its history, products, business model, financials, and what may lie ahead.
Into the Metaverse: A Report by Wunderman Thompson Intelligence
A comprehensive exploration on the Metaverse and how it will shape various aspects of society.
Microsoft and the Metaverse
Ben Thompson's argument on how work-based VR may be the first big Metaverse opportunity.
Unity is Manifesting the Metaverse
Unity's place and role in shaping the metaverse, including history, financials, products, opportunities and threats
Virtual Worlds: A first-hand account of Market and society on the Cyberian Frontier
The seminal research paper on economies and societies inside the virtual worlds of MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games).
Coming of Age in Second Life: An Anthropologist Explores the Virtually Human
An anthropologist's observations about identity, culture and economy after two years of field work in Second Life.