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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?”

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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”

[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”

[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”

[Future of Work] The Change Alchemist

We are really fond of Shobhana Viswanathan(she/her)‘s podcast series! The Change Alchemist is an invaluable source of insights on how to deal with change in our professional career and personal life, as individuals and as organizations. It’s based on conversations with thought leaders, scientists, professors, and business leaders on AI, neuroscience, psychology, and business. Global Futurist SylviaContinue reading “[Future of Work] The Change Alchemist”

[Artifact from the Future] A Wedding Menu to explore the Future of Food!

In the latest issue of the Grey Swan Guild Newswrap dedicated to the Future of Food, Food for Thought, Futurist Gina Clifford asks: When was the last time you sat down to eat a meal and really thought about the food on your plate? Have you ever thought, “I wonder what dinner might look likeContinue reading “[Artifact from the Future] A Wedding Menu to explore the Future of Food!”

[Future of Work] Hacking HR

The Hacking HR Podcast – Episode 318 Interview with Sylvia Gallusser – Sylvia is a Global Futurist and the Founder at Silicon Humanism. She works conducting foresight research, thinking about potential future scenarios and how to get ready for them. Sylvia has many years of experience advising Tech companies on their Strategy, Business Development andContinue reading “[Future of Work] Hacking HR”

A Philosophical Mindset To Advance Ethical Futures

This is an excerpt from the original article by Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser published in IMCI Magazine, November-December 2021 issue. A strong approach to Foresight and Futures includes applying multiple lenses and crossing perspectives from multiple disciplines. Both developing a multidisciplinary mindset and collaborating with individuals from diverse backgrounds contribute to enriching our vision, thereforeContinue reading “A Philosophical Mindset To Advance Ethical Futures”

Futures Thinking and The Philosophy of Futures

We are in a time where more and more people are interested in learning what futures thinking is, and how it can be applied. In this episode, Sylvia Gallusser was invited to a live Twitter Space to lead a discussion about the intersection between futures thinking and philosophy. She gives a brief overview of howContinue reading “Futures Thinking and The Philosophy of Futures”

Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism

Watch the replay of our conversation with Sean Moffitt and Rom Gayoso, Ph.D., where I introduce our mission at Silicon Humanism, how it intersects technology and humanism, is inherently multi-disciplinary, and constitutes an open call-to-action – a call to (re)place the human component at the core of our technological advancements. The Silicon Humanism approach connects with a notion at the veryContinue reading “Why Strategic Foresight Matters – And How We Conduct It At Silicon Humanism”

Who is Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser?

This is an excerpt from the article Eight Questions With Featured Grey Swan Guild Member: Sylvia Gallusser Global Futurist — Founder & CEO @Silicon Humanism, Board Member @Grey Swan Guild, Mentor @Sustainable Ocean Alliance Our Eight Questions is part of our ongoing series profiling some of the amazingly talented members of our global Grey Swan Guild and get behindContinue reading “Who is Global Futurist Sylvia Gallusser?”

Philosophy of Technology

How do you think about technology? Is it an object, an activity, a field of knowledge, or is it an interpretation of the world? According to Carl Mitcham, we can mean four things when using the word technology: An object: The things, the machines, the systems around us in our social world. An activity: TheContinue reading “Philosophy of Technology”