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What a 1994 Bill Gates keynote tells us about the metaverse

What a 1994 Bill Gates keynote tells us about the metaverse

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The metaverse will probably not exist anytime soon

We don't know anything for sure about the metaverse. Theoretically, it will be an open, shared experience like virtual reality or augmented reality.

But the metaverse is dependent on the entire industry settling on complex technical standards that are not work-in-progress yet.

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Treating an idea as if it’s a reality

On November 14, 1994, Microsoft’s Bill Gates dedicated his keynote to “this next era that we’re moving into.” The buzzword was “information superhighway”—the national high-speed computing network that would revolutionize how consumers shopped, informed and entertained themselves. Gates showed in...

What Gates got wrong

In his keynote, many of the ideas Gates spoke about became a reality, such as smartphones, Google Maps and other tools. Yet, there are ways in which Gate's tech ideas failed.

  • Gates was overly optimistic about when these innovations would happen. In many cases, it happened well after 20...

If Zuckerberg’s metaverse pronouncements turn out to have been vaguely on target, it will be an accomplishment. But it doesn't guarantee that Meta will be a major player. It is possible that the metaverse will be defined and dominated by companies that don't exist yet.

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