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CANCELLED: Turning the metaverse from myth to reality

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Unfortunately Herman is not able to be with us on 9th November. We are hoping to reschedule and will post more details as soon as we have them.

Everything you have heard about the metaverse so far is wrong. Herman Narula, CEO of Improbable and author of Virtual Society, argues that the metaverse goes back thousands of years and that our digital future will not be determined by a few large platforms and VR headsets. Narula will explain why the metaverse will matter to individuals and society, and what crucial technologies are needed to build it.

Bio: Herman Narula is the co-founder and CEO of Improbable, a British metaverse technology company. Improbable partners with video game developers, entertainment companies, and defence and academic institutions to enable powerful, virtual worlds of unprecedented size and usefulness. This year, Improbable established M2 (MSquared), a network of interoperable metaverses powered by its Morpheus technology. M2 allows companies, brands and creators to establish their own metaverses and Web3 businesses within its network, organise large-scale experiences with their communities involving thousands of active participants, and provide interoperability with existing blockchains and Web3 businesses.

Narula is the author of Virtual Society: The Metaverse and the New Frontiers of Human Experience, published by Penguin Random House on October 11 2022. The book offers an exploration of the metaverse, its ancient origins, and how the exchange of value and ideas within and between virtual worlds will expand the possibilities of human life. Narula draws on deep, cross-disciplinary research in history, sociology and psychology to show readers what the metaverse actually is, why it will matter and why it’s here to stay.

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