Explaining the Metaverse

Our Director Genevieve Bell appears on CNET to explain the metaverse and everything you need to know about the future of the internet.

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Written by: ANU School of Cybernetics
23 Mar 2022

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Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. Screengrab from CNET.
Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell. Screengrab from CNET.

WATCH: Our Director Genevieve Bell appears on CNET to explain the metaverse and everything you need to know about the future of the internet.#

“One of the really interesting facets of the metaverse and of calling this constellation of technologies and experiences the metaverse is that it creates an opportunity to build a platform. And the thing about platforms is, if you build them right, just usually open and with standards, you can move things between pieces of the platform. When we think about the internet, whilst we may experience it via a particular service provider or a particular device, the underlying architecture of it is such that it can be delivered in lots of different places.”

You can also read Prof. Bell’s MIT Review article on the history of the metaverse here.

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