About Metaverse

Metaverse is the latest megatrend capturing wide attention. Metaverse refers to a kind of experience in which the outside world is perceived by the users (human or non-human) as being a universe that is built upon digital technologies as a different universe (“Virtual Reality”), a digital extension of our current universe (“Augmented Reality”), or a digital counterpart of our current universe (“Digital Twin”). Named after the universe, a metaverse shall be persistent and should be massive, comprehensive, immersive, and self-consistent. Described as “meta,” a metaverse should be ultra-realistic, accessible, pervasive, and may be decentralized. In a narrow sense, metaverse may be simply defined as Persistent Virtual Reality (PVR). In a broad sense, metaverse is the advanced stage and long-term vision of Digital Transformation.

Today, metaverse is like a magic word that inspires infinite imaginations of countless people from various professions and backgrounds. There are different metaverses in the eyes of different people, but the biggest consensus on metaverse so far is that it will have a profound impact on our daily work, play, and life across all industries and sectors, reshaping the economy and society for all humankind.

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Related Programs

Providing advice, proposals, and other input for VR/AR standards development.

Enabling and promoting the persistent computing infrastructure for metaverses.

Enabling and endorsing the economy and governance infrastructure for decentralized metaverses.

Continuing the efforts on the XR-related ethical issues to help ensure these technologies move from perilous to purposeful.

Related Standards & Projects

Session 0 | 14 June 2022 | Hybrid

Pilot: Forum about the Metaverse

Session 1 | 06 July 2022 | Virtual

Kickoff: Demystifying and Defining the Metaverse

Session 2 | 09 July 2022 | Virtual

The Metaverse and its Rapid Growth in China

Session 3 | 27 September 2022 | Virtual

Developing and Deploying the Metaverse

Session 4 | 30 September 2022 | Hybrid

Shenzhen Summit: New Opportunities from the Metaverse and the New Wave of Digital Economy

Session 5 | 08 December 2022 | Virtual

Behind and Beyond the Metaverse

Session 6 | 27 December 2022 | Virtual

Behind and Beyond the Metaverse – Year-end Wrap-up

Session 7 | 17-19 January 2023 | Hybrid

Davos Special Session: The Future of the Web, the Internet, and the Metaverse

Session 8 | 06 February 2023 | Hybrid

Bangalore Summit: Onboarding Metaverse – From Infrastructure to Applications

Session 9 | 14 February 2023 | Virtual

New Year, New Momentum

Session 10 | 28 February 2023 | Virtual

New Trends, New Opportunities

Session 11 | 14 April 2023 | Hybrid

New York Summit: Advancing Metaverse for Economic Growth and Sustainability

Session 12 | 24 April 2023 | Virtual

Metaverse on the Brink of Accelerated Growth

Session 13 | 31 May – 2 June 2023 | Hybrid

AWE USA Special Session: Redefining Web 3.0 and Accelerating Metaverse for Greater Sustainability

Session 14 | 06 July 2023 | Hybrid

WAIC Special Session: The Synergistic Acceleration of Metaverse and AI Development

Session 15 | 26-27 July 2023 | Hybrid

Kyoto Summit: Metaverse Revolution, Web 3.0 Standardization, and NFT Construction for Virtual Economy

Session 16 | 06 November 2023 | Hybrid

IEEE SA General Meeting Special Session: Metaverse – The Next Biggest Thing