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Why the industrial metaverse will eclipse the consumer one

There may be far more money to be made in the industrial metaverse, a side that most consumers will never directly see.

How deep learning will ignite the metaverse in 2023 and beyond

Gartner recently listed the metaverse as one of the top strategic technology trends for 2023, and predicts that by 2026, 25% of the population will spend at least one hour a day there for work, shopping, education, social activities and/or entertainment.

Facebook Parent Meta Lays Off 11,000: What CIOs Should Know

Facebook’s parent company Meta is laying off 13% of its workforce, a week after another social media giant, Twitter, laid off half of its employees. What do these moves say about tech trends going forward and the tech labor market in 2023?

60 Minutes – Social media’s role in America’s polarized political climate

Social media is a showcase of our anger; an analysis by the New York Times this fall found that online use of the phrase “civil war” has exploded.

Now, leading voices in academia and tech are saying that rather than simply reflecting the polarization in society, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are helping to create it.

How Do You Build a (Digital) City?

More than three decades after SimCity, tech companies, retailers and governments are using the game’s basic building blocks to create three-dimensional worlds. 

Meta is getting data about you from some surprising places

There doesn’t seem to be a corner of the internet Meta isn’t tracking.

What Is the Metaverse’s Future in K-12 and Higher Ed?

Virtual and augmented reality tools are gaining traction in both K-12 and higher-ed institutions, but experts say more planning and collaboration are needed to make the content practical and useful.

Mapping the metaverse: 4 critical concepts business leaders must focus on

The metaverse has arrived: How do you to put this brave new virtual world to work?

Should State and Local Governments Care About the Metaverse?

Governments may be reluctant to invest in metaverse-based services without a clearer sense of how the space is forming and how residents want to use it. These early days could be time for learning what the technologies might offer and how interventions could encourage equitable development.

What Is the Metaverse, Exactly?

Everything you never wanted to know about the future of talking about the future.