Metaverse is coming

The Metaverse is Coming! So, What the Heck is it?: eDiscovery Trends

My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses what is much more than another data source to address from an Information Governance and eDiscovery standpoint – it’s an entire new reality that we will all need to address. The Metaverse is coming!

What is the Metaverse?

To discuss how we will need to address it, we first need to understand what it is, or at least what we think it will become. Gartner defines it as “a collective virtual space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality. In other words, it is device-independent and is not owned by a single vendor. It is an independent virtual economy, enabled by digital currencies and nonfungible tokens (NFTs).”

What emerging technology won’t power the Metaverse in the future? It includes 3-D, AI, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain/digital currencies. Many people have described it as the next version of the Internet, which – as Gartner reminds us – started as individual bulletin boards and independent online destinations before standards and protocols like the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) helped turn it into a virtual shared space.

So, what are examples of ways we may eventually use the Metaverse? And what will be its impact on Information Governance and eDiscovery? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. The metaverse is coming! I hope Dan Abrams reads this blog post!  😉

So, what do you think? The metaverse is coming, do you understand it? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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