The term "metaverse" originated from the 1992 science fiction novel Snow Crash. People can have their own virtual doubles in the virtual world of the "Metaverse." In recent years, the concept has become a hot word on the internet. Internet giant Facebook announced a name change to "Meta," while Microsoft and Nvidia are also developing their own metaverses.
Why is it important to talk about the metaverse at this point? On the one hand, as a new engine, the metaverse could promote breakthroughs in the main bottlenecks of internet development, such as the involute platform form or the lack of participation and interactivity. On the other hand, the metaverse is regarded as a new era of "internet development" in recent years, and is constantly being favored by capital investors. On March 31, Yale alumni from different areas will discuss their experiences and outlooks on the metaverse.