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From Welles to Roddenberry, science fiction has long been credited for its ability to predict future technology. While it would be wonderful if this were true, more often modern technology is inspired by science fiction rather than being a result of prediction.
Take the idea of the “metaverse” for instance, the latest Silicon Valley buzzword. You may have seen this word floated in conjunction with the social media giant Facebook recently. It may have stuck out to you as strange technobabble. But science fiction readers have long been familiar with the idea of the metaverse, and as most techies tend to overlap with science fiction readers it is no surprise that the idea is becoming a reality.
The idea of a metaverse can be traced back to the 1992 Neal Stephenson novel “Snow Crash” which coined the term and first popularized the idea of an online space where people could interact in simulations via virtual/augmented reality.
Since Stephenson’s original novel, the metaverse as a concept has grown in popularity, most recently being featured in the wildly popular books “Ready Player One” and “Ready Player Two.” Since then, real world tech companies have also started to develop their own metaverses — most recently Facebook has gotten in on the game.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s founder and CEO, is betting on the future of the internet, he believes that future lies in the metaverse — an online space where users can interact in more three-dimensional ways.
Zuckerberg isn’t alone, other companies are betting on that the future of connectivity lies in the metaverse. Epic, the video game company that created the perennially popular Fortnite, has been slowing transforming said game into a metaverse environment.
Nearly every creative IP imaginable already exists in Fortnite, and with the latest changes to the social space the game offers up much more than simple gameplay. Users can interact, chat and even watch live events like concerts and trailers in this virtual space.
The metaverse isn’t just a concept — it’s already happening. Facebook is just throwing its weight behind the idea in an effort to be one of the first out of the gate.
Eventually, the goal of the metaverse is to replace traditional internet spaces, creating a more immersive experienced where users can shop, attended events and hang out with friends all within a virtual/augmented setting.
There are of course a lot of questions that come with this push toward metaverses, particularly when it comes to a company like Facebook. For starters, what does this level of immersion mean for our privacy?
Social media sites are already collecting an increasingly alarming amount of data about us, what happens when we invite our bodies into these virtual spaces to be collected and catalogued? I suppose time will tell, but if we’ve learned anything from the current internet age, hopefully it is to be cautious about how much of ourselves we give to technology.
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Lamina1 Presents Inaugural “Open Metaverse Conference” Connecting the Worlds of Blockchain and the Metaverse for a Next-Gen Internet – Business Wire

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Featuring a keynote from co-founder and futurist Neal Stephenson, the first-of-its-kind event aims to empower creators and coders to build the Open Metaverse together
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lamina1, a Layer 1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse, today announced its role as founding sponsor of the Open Metaverse Conference, a first-of-its-kind industry event bringing together the worlds of the Metaverse and Web3 to build a more open and immersive Internet. The two-day conference will take place from February 8-9, 2023 in Los Angeles, California, and will gather experts and builders spanning Metaverse experiences, Web3, and entertainment.

Co-founded by Neal Stephenson, renowned futurist and science fiction author who originally coined the term “Metaverse,” and cryptocurrency pioneer Peter Vessenes, founder of the first VC-backed Bitcoin company, Lamina1 will provide the infrastructure to empower rapid expansion of the Open Metaverse. As the founding sponsor of the Open Metaverse Conference, Lamina1 will provide a forum for critical conversations around identity, privacy and interoperability, while exploring how audience engagement, creative storytelling, and the technicalities of blockchain can work hand-in-hand to make the vision of the Open Metaverse a reality.
The Open Metaverse Conference will feature keynotes from renowned technologists and storytellers who are pioneering visions for the next era of the Internet. Attendees will hear from Lamina1 co-founders Neal Stephenson and Peter Vessenes, as well as Philip Rosedale, founder of virtual world Second Life (Linden Lab) and co-founder of virtual platform High Fidelity, John Gaeta, Oscar-winning VFX pioneer (The Matrix) and CCO of character persona company Inworld AI, Cathy Hackl, Metaverse and Web3 strategist and founder of design consultancy Journey, and other industry crossover leaders to be announced. Keynote sessions will be complemented by diverse speakers and side events spanning games, art, entertainment, and commerce. To connect these key areas of culture with the technology that enables them, the Open Metaverse Conference will also facilitate technological deep dives for attendees from leaders in Web3, immersive computing, and technology standards groups. Presenting partners include the Metaverse Standards Forum, the Open Metaverse Interoperability Group, and the Open Metaverse Alliance for Web3 (OMA3), all organizations fostering interoperability.
“We are at a moment in time when developers, creatives, and producers can finally design the seamless and persistent experiences we’ve dreamed about,” said Jamil Moledina, Vice President of Games Partnerships and Media at Lamina1. “The Open Metaverse Conference will serve as the big tent for everyone who’s thinking about creating never-before-possible experiences that allow creators and consumers to enter unique virtual worlds on a level playing field.”
“OMA3 is pleased to collaborate with Lamina1 and the Open Metaverse Conference in promoting interoperability,” said Robby Yung, CEO of Animoca Brands. “OMA3 looks forward to developing talk tracks to encourage the creation of a more open and immersive internet.”
The conference will encourage interdisciplinary dialogue through debates, pitch sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities to help drive new ideas and connections.
“We felt a real sense of urgency to facilitate discussion with our colleagues and creators across the spectrum,” said Rebecca Barkin, President of Lamina1. “We know that the Open Metaverse will be built collaboratively and with a set of shared values, and we’re happy to provide this forum to address the needs of the community and to solve big problems together.”
For more information on the Open Metaverse Conference, visit www.openmetaverseconf.com.
About Open Metaverse Conference 
The Open Metaverse Conference (OMC) is an industry-first event presented by Lamina1 focused on bringing together the Metaverse and blockchain technology. The conference gathers key stakeholders spanning developers, creatives, producers, product owners, and executives to ask and address big questions around the development of a truly Open Metaverse that leverages open-source, collaborative principles and blockchain decentralization.
About Lamina1 
Lamina1 is a Layer1 blockchain optimized for the Open Metaverse. The brainchild of legendary futurist Neal Stephenson (who first conceptualized the term “Metaverse” in his 1992 best-selling novel Snow Crash) and Peter Vessenes, a foundational leader in the crypto space from the early days of Bitcoin – Lamina1 is on a mission to deliver the blockchain technology, interoperating tools, and decentralized services that will establish it as the preferred destination for creators building a more immersive Internet. It is the first provably carbon-negative blockchain in the world.
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