50 min

How Virtual Worlds Shape our Real Identities with Richard Bartle & David Birch #1 The Future of You

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to The Future of You, a podcast where we’ll explore the various ways in which emerging technologies will affect our identity.
Kicking off our journey into the future of the digital self, we’ll hear from two of the brightest minds in virtual worlds and digital financial technology. 
Richard Bartle is the Co-Creator of MUD, the oldest virtual world in existence, and is a legend in the video game research space, while David Birch’s expertise in FinTech is demonstrated through contributions to Forbes, as well as his spot as one of WIRED’s Top 15 sources of business information globally.
This tour de force of an episode takes us through the concepts of experimentation with identity, self-tokenization, interplay between virtual & physical worlds, and the fine line between credentials and biometric identification.
This episode of The Future of You covers:
How our characters in virtual/game worlds can differ from - and influence - our real world identityThe gamification of our personalities on different platformsTokenization of the selfThe interplay between the digital and physical worlds and our ‘economic avatars’How biometrics could play into credentials & identification, and the difference between the twoThe TBD Conference - Get 25% off your tickets with code FUTUREOFYOU: https://www.thetbdconference.com/

Links and references at: https://www.traceyfollows.com/

Welcome to The Future of You, a podcast where we’ll explore the various ways in which emerging technologies will affect our identity.
Kicking off our journey into the future of the digital self, we’ll hear from two of the brightest minds in virtual worlds and digital financial technology. 
Richard Bartle is the Co-Creator of MUD, the oldest virtual world in existence, and is a legend in the video game research space, while David Birch’s expertise in FinTech is demonstrated through contributions to Forbes, as well as his spot as one of WIRED’s Top 15 sources of business information globally.
This tour de force of an episode takes us through the concepts of experimentation with identity, self-tokenization, interplay between virtual & physical worlds, and the fine line between credentials and biometric identification.
This episode of The Future of You covers:
How our characters in virtual/game worlds can differ from - and influence - our real world identityThe gamification of our personalities on different platformsTokenization of the selfThe interplay between the digital and physical worlds and our ‘economic avatars’How biometrics could play into credentials & identification, and the difference between the twoThe TBD Conference - Get 25% off your tickets with code FUTUREOFYOU: https://www.thetbdconference.com/

Links and references at: https://www.traceyfollows.com/

50 min

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