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The big questions brands should ask before they jump Into Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse

The big questions brands should ask before they jump Into Web3, NFTs, and the Metaverse

Video shot at The CMO Club Innovation Forum in West Hollywood, Calif. If you’re given the choice between being a consumer or a stakeholder of your favorite brand…, which would you choose? This is an important consideration for brands in the next web. Oftentimes brands and businesses in general think transactionally. Since the pandemic the digital transformation led to the digitalization of a lot of touchpoints in a customer journey. But if you think about that, where’re digitalizing the analog…

Beyond the Hype of Web3: Delivering Utility, Value And Community in the Next Web

Beyond the Hype of Web3: Delivering Utility, Value And Community in the Next Web

Originally published in Forbes My dear friends Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells asked me to open Web 3.1, a new unconference series they founded. The goal of the event was to explore ways to deliver the promise of web3. This article is inspired by the research that went into my presentation and the conversations that followed. You can watch the presentation here. Since October 2021, Google Trends data shows that “web3” as a search term started to take off. The…

What is the Metaverse?  Defining the Metaverse as it Evolves

What is the Metaverse? Defining the Metaverse as it Evolves

Even though the term is inextricably linked with web3, the popular virtual worlds often referenced today are closer to web2 in operation and business models than they are to a decentralized platform. Roblox, Fortnite, World of Warcraft, Meta (formerly Facebook) Horizon Worlds, Second Life, Decentraland, are all in their own way example of an evolving metaverse. The original term was coined by Neal Stephenson in his 1992 science fiction novel, “Snow Crash.” In it, he envisioned a place where humans,…

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