Redefining Web 3.0 and Accelerating Metaverse

May 31

01:25 PM - 02:20 PM


Will the next version of World Wide Web be semantic? 3D? decentralized? intelligent? immersive? or a mixture of everything (a.k.a. metaverse)? And how can we get there?


Founder & Chairman , Virtual World Society
CEO , Lamina1
President , Coughlin Associates
Chair , IEEE
IEEE SA President , IEEE
Director , IEEE
Chair , Khronos Group

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