32 min

A Brief History of the Metaverse: What is the Metaverse‪?‬ Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds

    • Technology

Welcome to the first episode of our new series, "A Brief History of the Metaverse".
Mark and co-host Tony Parisi travel back more than a century to uncover the roots of the Metaverse. From pioneers Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer, creators of "Habitat", the first massively multiplayer online environment, we learn the Metaverse has never been about technology - but always about people. Featuring Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer. 
Have a read through Tony Parisi’s “The Seven Rules of the Metaverse” here.Read E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” here.Listen to William Gibson reading an abridged version of Neuromancer here.Wondering what Lucasfilm’s Habitat looked like? Watch the promo video here.Read Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer’s amazing, prescient paper, “The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat” here.Want to play Habitat? You can – in your web browser. Just go here.
Big thanks to the wonderful folks who voiced those historical evocations of Metaverse: Genevieve Bell, Mark Jeffrey, Paul Godwin and David Baxter. For more information about this and all our other 'The Next Billion Seconds" content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com
This podcast is sponsored by the Digital Skills Organisation.
The DSO is championing an employer-led, skills-based approach to digital literacy. Our offering is designed to support future-proofing the country, growing jobs, supporting our economic growth and ensuring that Australia remains a global leader in digital. If we are to equip our workforce with the skills to meet a rapidly changing, technological future, we need a new approach. We’re working in collaboration with employers, trainers and employees. Their involvement is vital. We believe it’s a better way to create consistent journey pathways and build relevant digital skills. We define the problem this way - digital skills training must:
Create value both internally and externally. Improve customer experience.Build operational capabilities.
To deliver on these objectives we need to strengthen Australia’s digital workforce. It’s that simple.
DSO - Digitally Upskilling Australia To find out more, visit the DSO website: https://digitalskillsorg.com.au
Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you!
If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au
If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Welcome to the first episode of our new series, "A Brief History of the Metaverse".
Mark and co-host Tony Parisi travel back more than a century to uncover the roots of the Metaverse. From pioneers Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer, creators of "Habitat", the first massively multiplayer online environment, we learn the Metaverse has never been about technology - but always about people. Featuring Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer. 
Have a read through Tony Parisi’s “The Seven Rules of the Metaverse” here.Read E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops” here.Listen to William Gibson reading an abridged version of Neuromancer here.Wondering what Lucasfilm’s Habitat looked like? Watch the promo video here.Read Chip Morningstar and Randy Farmer’s amazing, prescient paper, “The Lessons of Lucasfilm’s Habitat” here.Want to play Habitat? You can – in your web browser. Just go here.
Big thanks to the wonderful folks who voiced those historical evocations of Metaverse: Genevieve Bell, Mark Jeffrey, Paul Godwin and David Baxter. For more information about this and all our other 'The Next Billion Seconds" content, please check out https://nextbillionseconds.com
This podcast is sponsored by the Digital Skills Organisation.
The DSO is championing an employer-led, skills-based approach to digital literacy. Our offering is designed to support future-proofing the country, growing jobs, supporting our economic growth and ensuring that Australia remains a global leader in digital. If we are to equip our workforce with the skills to meet a rapidly changing, technological future, we need a new approach. We’re working in collaboration with employers, trainers and employees. Their involvement is vital. We believe it’s a better way to create consistent journey pathways and build relevant digital skills. We define the problem this way - digital skills training must:
Create value both internally and externally. Improve customer experience.Build operational capabilities.
To deliver on these objectives we need to strengthen Australia’s digital workforce. It’s that simple.
DSO - Digitally Upskilling Australia To find out more, visit the DSO website: https://digitalskillsorg.com.au
Mark Pesce - The Next Billion Seconds is produced by Ampel - visit https://ampel.com.au to find out what Ampel could do for you!
If you are interested in sponsoring The Next Billion Seconds podcast, reach out to our Director of Media and Partnerships Lauren Deighton at lauren@ampel.com.au
If you enjoyed this show, please leave a rating and/or review on Apple, Spotify or any other podcast platform. 
See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

32 min

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