The metaverse has the potential to redefine almost every sphere of our daily lives, from healthcare and education to work, commerce, and recreation. Few concepts have ever held such promise, but questions remain over the scale and scope of its implementation.
What’s clear is that the technology is here to stay. The COVID-19 pandemic has already accelerated this trend, giving us a glimpse of our possible future. As various sectors suffered under the weight of social distancing, VR/AR enabled doctors and teachers to connect with patients and students in ways that neither side had previously imagined. It forced employers to rethink their training and onboarding processes. Many have decided there is no going back.
Access Partnership’s Metaverse Policy Lab provides a dedicated forum to facilitate honest, insightful conversations about what has grown to become arguably the biggest debate in tech. As the world’s preeminent technology policy consultancy, we have been at the heart of these conversations since they began.
Our latest whitepaper consolidates this understanding, providing a detailed overview of where we stand today and what it means for the months and years ahead. By breaking down the metaverse’s applicability and mass appeal on a sector-by-sector basis, our experts present a nuanced summary of how things may change, when, and why.
There is no one-size-fits-all policy when it comes to the metaverse. Industry’s relationship with these technologies and the ecosystems they enable can only be understood on an organisational level. Consumer demand will ultimately be decided by a range of technical factors. But wherever trends exist, Access Partnership identifies and analyses them, cutting through the big claims and empty rhetoric by balancing the challenges and opportunities ahead.
From televisions and PCs to the Internet and the smartphone, every generation is witness to the emergence of game-changing technologies that upend the established order. The next revolution could be a virtual one, reshaping our world by transporting us into others. Download our report to find out how.