Here’s the summary:
An incisive glimpse into the future of the internet
In Step into the Metaverse: How the Immersive Internet Will Unlock a Trillion-Dollar Social Economy, future tech strategist, entrepreneur, and thought leader Dr. Mark van Rijmenam delivers a startlingly insightful discussion about how the world as we know it will fundamentally change as the physical and the digital worlds merge into the metaverse, impacting the everyday experiences of people, companies, and societies. The author maps out the extraordinary opportunities and challenges facing business leaders, consumers, regulators, policymakers, and other metaverse stakeholders trying to navigate the future of the Internet.
In the metaverse, you can be who you want to be, where you want to be, and companies and consumers are only restricted by their own creativity how they can benefit from the immersive internet. With engaging commentary on issues ranging from avatars, identity and digital fashion to non-fungible tokens (NFTs), blockchain and the economics of the metaverse, this book also offers:
Discussions on the importance of an open and interoperable metaverse build on the web 3.0 paradigm if we want to reign in the control of Big Tech over our identity, data and lives.
Explorations of the enormousand largely untappedpotential for metaverse entertainment, including gaming, music, media, and sports and how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways and how digital twins will change how we work and innovate.
Considerations related to the dangers of an always-on, immersive internet, including data breaches, avatar imposters, mental health issues, corporate and state surveillance, and the need for metaverse law.
A fascinating read you wont be able to put down, Step into the Metaverse belongs in the hands of executives, managers, and other business leaders who play a role in digital transformation or execution. It’s also an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the future of technology, the internet, and social interaction.
Dr Mark van Rijmenam is the Founder of Datafloq, the one-stop source for emerging tech, offering C-level Executives information, insights, knowledge and opportunities to drive innovation with data. He has a Bachelor in hospitality management, a Master of Science in Marketing Management and he is currently pursuing a PhD in Management on how Big Data, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence are changing organisations.
He is a highly sought-after international keynote speaker on big data, blockchain, AI, IoT and disruptive innovation. He has given lectures at the Business University Nyenrode, University of Technology Sydney and has spoken in Australia, Canada, France, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Malaysia, Croatia, South Africa, Colombia, United States, Dubai and The Netherlands among others. Van Rijmenam’s keynotes and workshops are inspirational and provide the audience with a deep understanding of the accelerated change that we are currently experiencing.
He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people. He is the author of the book Think Bigger – Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business, which was published globally in April 2014 and published in Chinese in 2017. He is also co-author of the book: Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World, which was published in English in August 2018 and Chinese in late 2018. This book discusses how blockchain can be used for social good and help solve some of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals. He is also a faculty member of the Blockchain Research Institute in Toronto, Canada and a strategic advisor to Cryptelo, Senno and Big Data Block.
He is an entrepreneur with a drive for (disruptive) innovation and to make a difference and inspire others. His objective is to be a catalyst for global innovation and to enable organisations and societies to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer.
Dr Mark believes in sustainable, social and economic responsibility when doing business or creating companies. Let’s use the latest trends such as Big Data, Robotics, Virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence, Nanotechnology or 3D printing to change and improve the world and create a better place for all. He is aware of the latest trends in the world that impact organisations.
Mark’s speaking topics include:
- The collaboration era: How to thrive in an exponential world
- Big Data in Business; How to be ready for a data-driven future
- Preparing for a decentralised world – how blockchain will change industries
- A Changing Society and Disruptive Innovation
- The convergence of big data and blockchain – how blockchain will disrupt the business of big data analytics
- Accelerated change is the only constant, which trends will affect your organization the most
- Blockchain and social good – how blockchain can help solve some of the world’s wicked problems
- Artificial Intelligence: Good or Bad?