Second Earth: Virtual Worlds, Amazing Maps, and the Future of the Metaverse


Social virtual worlds such as Second Life and mapping tools such as Google Earth and Microsoft’s Virtual Earth are beginning to overlap, perhaps foreshadowing the advent of an immersive, 3-D “metaverse” similar to those described in the science fiction of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson. How do today’s projects relate to the ultimate vision of an information-rich metaverse, and how could that metaverse change the way we do business? John Lester, Linden Lab John Hanke, Google Earth and Maps Gur Kim Chi, Microsoft Virtual Earth Jerry Paffendorf, WelloHorld Wade Roush,

This video appeared in the story

May 8, 2017

Latest videos

Intelligent Machines

AI for Social Good   22:27

Partner content

{! video.topicName !}

{! video.duration !}