Metaverse Summer Reading List
Cathy Hackl’s list of summer reads is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the metaverse. I am thrilled she included my book, Laundrygate: Strange Stories About the Future, on her list and among celebrated authors.
Tracey Follows the author of The Future of You, which explores how technology shapes our lives and relationships and is on my must-read list. In addition, Tracey frequently attends and shares her knowledge during Tom Lombardo’s The Evolution of Science Fiction series.
Dawn of the New Everything will be a scholarly read. Jaron Lanier points to the present and future of the evolutionary process of technology and humans. Jaron spotlighted VR when he created the dataglove for NASA, which changed the perception between mind, body, and digital. He’s an accomplished musician. I first met him when I was a freelance designer at Polygram Records. DECCA produced Jaron’s music. I attend one of Jaron’s NYC musical events. He is an extraordinary musician.
First Encounter with Snow Crash
Another incredible book on Cathy’s list is Snow Crash. I read the mind-bending Snow Crash in the early 1990s. But the most remarkable meeting of Neal Stephenson was through Stacy Horn’s interview of him on an ECHO chat. Snow Crash was an incredibly influential piece of literature that influenced my understanding of a virtual world. The metaverse could affect values and shape our experience. Though I still hang on to the notion that The Diamond Age is the evolution of content and audience participation. Also, because the protagonist in the story is female – she shows incredible courage to change. So I can relate to the story.
Hot off the press, I just got Navigating The Metaverse: A Guide to Limitless Possibilities in a Web 3.0 World by Cathy Hackl, Dirk Lueth, and Tommaso Di Bartolo. Navigating the Metaverse by Cathy Hackl, Dirk Lueth, and Tommaso Di Bartolo guides businesses, brands, and organizations needing insight into this new and exciting form of connection and communication.
The book has three sections: The first section discusses the landscape of the metaverse. The second section focuses on the economic value, and the third section provides a framework for product development for the metaverse. After I read Navigating the Metaverse, I will offer a full review.
Science Fiction Predicts the Future
My book, Laundrygate, a work of science fiction, provides a peek into the future by using storytelling and scenarios to understand possible outcomes. The stories revolve around the intersection of metaverse, humans, and environments. Whether interested in science, technology, or business, Laundrygate has something for everyone. The audio edition, narrated by Christy Lynn of Laundrygate, is fantastic and available on Audible.
I’m working on Laundrygate’s next adventure and dive right into the metaverse to connect posthumanism. The excellent cover, designed by Bud Lavery, will be similar but with a slight color change and a new subtitle.