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Understanding the metaverse, a business and ethical survival guide, Nick Rosa ; foreword by Tom Furness

Table Of Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments and Dedication -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Technology and Human Evolution -- What is the Metaverse? -- Reality is constantly evolving -- Navigating the ethical maze -- Balancing the positive with the negative -- True value drives technological adoption -- From vision to reality -- The Metaverse and the wave of sustainable tech -- The impossible will become possible -- With great power comes great responsibility -- The Metaverse is coming -- Endnotes -- Chapter 2 Digital Primitives and Emergence - A Case for Digital Selection -- Natural selection in a digital era -- From the familiar to the impossible -- We're entering an age of exploration -- What's in it for us? -- Our journey of discovery is just beginning -- Chapter 3 From Dystopia to Utopia - Enter the Metaverse -- A utopian Metaverse = an inclusive direct democracy -- A dystopian Metaverse = mass manipulation and control -- The blueprint for the Metaverse -- The current status of the Metaverse -- Who will own the Metaverse? -- Breathing life into the Metaverse -- Endnote -- Chapter 4 From Gaming to Metaverse - How Game Mechanics and Technology are Going to Change the World -- The rise of videogames -- Technology is catching up to the vision -- Identity and anonymity: from gaming to the Metaverse -- Rules of engagement -- Ethics and identity -- Distinguishing gaming from the Metaverse -- Gaming: pretending within the rules -- Playing to learn -- Gaming: offering a glimpse of the future for the Metaverse -- Chapter 5 An Unhackable and Decentralised Revolution - Enter Blockchain and Crypto -- What is blockchain, and how does it work? -- The difference between public and private blockchains -- Where does blockchain come from? -- Blockchain use case: cryptocurrency -- Blockchain use case: NFTs
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
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1 online resource (239 pages)
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