Metaverse Roadmap: pathways to the 3D web

The Metaverse Roadmap is a ten-year forecast and visioning survey of 3D Web technologies, applications, markets, and potential social impacts.

What happens when video games meet Web 2.0? When virtual worlds meet geospatial maps of the planet? When simulations get real and life and business go virtual? When your avatar becomes your blog, your desktop, and your online agent? What happens is the metaverse. (...) Areas of exploration include the convergence of Web applications with networked computer games and virtual worlds, the use of 3D creation and animation tools in virtual environments, digital mapping, artificial life, and the underlying trends in hardware, software, connectivity, business innovation and social adoption that will drive the transformation of the World Wide Web in the coming decade.

The MVR is organized by the Acceleration Studies Foundation, a nonprofit research group, and supported by a growing team of industry and institutional partners, all pioneers in this important space.

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Creation of the Roadmap begins with an invitational Metaverse Roadmap Summit May 5-6 2006 at SRI International where a diverse group of industry leaders, technologists, analysts, and creatives will outline key visions, scenarios, forecasts, plans, opportunities, uncertainties, and challenges ahead. Below are a few distinguished attendees. Click 'view all participants' for the full list

The first steps of the roadmap 2016 is presented here

Why do I blog this? This is helpful for my foresight research about video-games.