By Kevin Chen

Cloth • 236 pp • 178 × 254 mm • English
US$24.95 • C$33.95
ISBN: 9781487810238

In today’s increasingly virtual and online world, the metaverse is becoming an ever more real concept. Metaverse, by Kevin Chen, explores this concept in detail, outlining a framework and set of guidelines to help us navigate this new space. In particular, an economic system based on blockchain is proposed, and both the advantages and potential disadvantages of the metaverse are analyzed carefully. The author considers the metaverse to be the web “connecting the dots” in the Internet era, explaining, critiquing, and forecasting what our future metaverse world may look like.

With the advancement of virtual reality, augmented reality, AI, and other forms of technology, the real world and the virtual have become increasingly fused; what was once left to the realms of science-fiction is now a genuine possibility for humanity. In some ways, society is at a crossroads, standing on the precipice of a digital age – this is the metaverse. For readers interested in technology, futurism, and the Internet, this book can be an interesting and thought-provoking read.

About the Author
Mr. Kevin Chen is a renowned science and technology writer and scholar, visiting scholar at Columbia University, a postdoctoral scholar at the University of Cambridge, and an invited course professor at Peking University. He has served as a special commentator and columnist for the People’s Daily, CCTV, China Business Network, SINA, NetEase, and many other media outlets. He has published several monographs involving numerous domains, including finance, science and technology, real estate, medical treatment, and industrial design. He has currently taken up residence in Hong Kong.