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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 withContinue reading “Do we need Chief Metaverse Officers?”

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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 aContinue reading “Looking Back at 2023 (…from Year 2033!) ”

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 familiarizeContinue reading “A Metaverse Christmas?”

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 giveContinue reading “Introducing the Metaverse – the need for use cases solving real-life problems!”

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 theContinue reading “An Ethical Metaverse”

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 toContinue reading “The Metaverse Revolution – and our attachment to physical books!”

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. TheContinue reading “The Phygital Vertigo”

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 ofContinue reading “Joining the Metaverse Continuum @Accenture”

[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, butContinue reading “[FUTURE OF METAVERSE] How Will The Metaverse Evolve Our Human Experience?”

[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 theContinue reading “[METAVERSE ETHICS] Extended Reality (XR) and the Erosion of Anonymity and Privacy”

[FUTURE OF METAVERSE] Why You Need A Go-to-Metaverse Strategy!

What is a go-to-metaverse strategy? Every business needs to define its go-to-market strategy, when it penetrates a new territory, usually characterized by a new market environment – an addressable market, possibly new customer behaviors and needs, local competitors, suppliers, potential partners, specific regulations, and further entry barriers (Porter’s forces). A go-to-market approach will allow theContinue reading “[FUTURE OF METAVERSE] Why You Need A Go-to-Metaverse Strategy!”

[METAVERSE] The Future of Beauty and Virtual Living

What an enthralling conversation we had with Gina Clifford on the first episode of the newly-launched The OmniFuture podcast dedicated to Virtual Living! > We scanned over centuries of beauty representation before projecting ourselves into the future of beauty and fashion. > We wondered what could be the next step of our human relationship to beauty, and how technologyContinue reading “[METAVERSE] The Future of Beauty and Virtual Living”

[Future of Work] Silicon Humanism at the HR Hacking Global Online Conference

THE FUTURE OF WORK IS NOW! Join Silicon Humanism at the #HackingHR 2022 – Global Online Conference, March 7-11. Futurist Sylvia Gallusser will be participating in two panels: – Understanding the ins and outs of how to address #mentalhealth in the #workplace, with Minola Jac – Understanding the principles of #strategicforesight or how to become an #HRfuturist, with Candace Giesbrecht, CPHR, ACC The Hacking HR 2022 Global Online Conference “HR InnovationContinue reading “[Future of Work] Silicon Humanism at the HR Hacking Global Online Conference”

[Metaverse] 8 Strategies to Building the Metaverse

Are we heading towards a betterverse? What role will humanism play in the new technological landscape, now that web3 opens new possibilities? As we dig into this topic, we wished to offer a panorama of the Metaverse(s), underlining the multiple ways to conceptualize it, the different value propositions brought by big tech players, and the diverseContinue reading “[Metaverse] 8 Strategies to Building the Metaverse”

[Metaverse] 10 Reasons to believe in the Betterverse…

We are sharing 10 reasons to believe the metaverse can be built for better… This is an excerpt from the latest issue of the Grey Swan Guild’s news wrap. Read the full article here: The Future of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging (DIEB): in web3 and the Metaverse from lead editors Sylvia Gallusser and Antonia Nicols.Continue reading “[Metaverse] 10 Reasons to believe in the Betterverse…”

[Metaverse] Humanism at the core of Web3 and the metaverse

If Web1 represented the Golden Age of a democratized access to information, and Web2 witnessed the reign of content creation and social media platforms, Web3 will see the realm of the metaverse, connecting people, places, and things in a 3-dimensional, “phygital” (physical and digital), secure, decentralized, and AI-powered environment. All these promises give us hopeContinue reading “[Metaverse] Humanism at the core of Web3 and the metaverse”

[Predictions for 2022… from 1922 visionaries!] What can we learn from century-long predictions?

100 years ago, a group of deep thinkers imagined what life would be like in 2022. One of them particularly caught our attention, not only because many of his predictions proved to be accurate, but also because he got us into thinking about the role and the methods of the futurist himself. Walter Lionel GeorgeContinue reading “[Predictions for 2022… from 1922 visionaries!] What can we learn from century-long predictions?”

[TOP 10 Innovations at CES 2022] Tech gets humanized!

Tech gets humanized at CES 2022! The Wunderman Thompson report of CES 2022 key trends underlines that despite a mostly digital participation (40,000 in-person participants vs. 171,000 at latest edition in 2020), technology is becoming more human-centered. At Silicon Humanism we are particularly attentive, hopeful, and eager to follow the development of: 1. Multisensory Metaverse Shiftall, a Panasonic subsidiary, presented aContinue reading “[TOP 10 Innovations at CES 2022] Tech gets humanized!”

[Future of the Home] “Encanto” or the coming-of-age tale of a house

The latest Disney movie, Encanto, is not as much driven by a princess-like character as by an enchanted home. The Madrigal house is the core character and, to my eyes, the true heroine of the movie. I won’t spoil the plot here nor reveal all the magical gifts of the Madrigal family members (fifteen goodContinue reading “[Future of the Home] “Encanto” or the coming-of-age tale of a house”