Where Technology and Humanities cross paths
Do we need Chief Metaverse Officers?
Will 2023 see the rise of the Chief Metaverse Officer…? A Chief Metaverse Officer is typically responsible for the development and maintenance of a company’s presence along the metaverse continuum – from virtual worlds and digital twins to AR-powered activations, immersive experiences, and extended reality. As the Metaverse has begun to grow, larger organizations with… Read more
Looking Back at 2023 (…from Year 2033!)
The Burgeoning Reality Continuum A future-backward perspective by Sylvia Gallusser, Global Futurist @Silicon Humanism, Metaverse Business Strategist @Accenture When I look back to the year 2023, I can think of a distinctive emerging trend that really caught my attention. Disclaimer — I might be biased here as my focus is on technology and I am both a… Read more
A Metaverse Christmas?
Despite the cost-of-living crisis, the Meta Quest series performs well when it comes to tech gifts this Holiday season after recent price drops around Black Friday and the launch of the latest Quest Pro. If this series of device opens the door of the more and more mainstream “metaverse”, parents are being urged to familiarize… Read more
Introducing the Metaverse – the need for use cases solving real-life problems!
This past month, I have been busy giving conferences, presentations, podcasts, pitches, and client demos, with a common goal: educate about the metaverse, open possibilities, raise awareness about risks, and overall prepare for the future. I have to admit, the best part is when you actually give a taste of the metaverse. When you give… Read more
An Ethical Metaverse
The ethical implications of the Metaverse are far-reaching and complex. We certainly shouldn’t underestimate them, but also not turn them into showstoppers as we build the next generation of the Internet. Considering risks, potential harms, and unintended consequences is the first step in creating a responsible metaverse! I’m very much looking forward to exploring the… Read more
The Metaverse Revolution – and our attachment to physical books!
A Must-Read! Matthew Ball‘s “The Metaverse And How it Will Revolutionize Everything” has become the go-to book for all things metaverse. Not a day goes by, without the colorful book cover brightening my LinkedIn feed! (Thought it was my turn to pay it forward). And what an exquisite paradox that one of the #1 references to… Read more
The Phygital Vertigo
After 3 years – a global pandemic, life as an entrepreneur, work-from-home – I went back to a corporate workplace last week to discover Accenture‘s gorgeous 5-floor office within the Salesforce tower in San Francisco. I had the impression to enter the “workplace of the future”, with transparency, biophilia, community, and sustainability at the core. The… Read more
Joining the Metaverse Continuum @Accenture
Dear friends and colleagues, I am elated to share that I’ve (re)joined Accenture as Metaverse Lead Business Strategist within the Metaverse Continuum Business Group (MCBG). I had the exceptional opportunity to kick-off my career at Accenture Paris 18 years ago before starting my North-American journey. I am thrilled to reconnect with my roots and be a part of… Read more
[FUTURE OF METAVERSE] How Will The Metaverse Evolve Our Human Experience?
If you are curious to explore “How the Metaverse will evolve our Human Experience“, have a look at the presentation Metaverse Futurist Sylvia Gallusser gave at APF’s Global Virtual Conference dedicated to the “Futures of Human Experience.” First we introduced the Metaverse beyond Meta, acknowledging the role Meta has played into galvanizing the ecosystem, but… Read more
[METAVERSE ETHICS] Extended Reality (XR) and the Erosion of Anonymity and Privacy
The IEEE Global Initiative published an enlightening report on Ethics of Extended Reality (XR). Here are the main insights: More and more, devices will pack sophisticated hardware to sense the world around them: LiDAR sensing, camera arrays, microphone arrays, directional microphones. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) algorithms allow XR devices to position themselves in the… Read more
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