With participants from academia, business, industry, the public sector, and civil society, we explored the contours, shapes, and future trajectories of the Metaverse as tomorrow’s digital frontier. Questions arose such as is the Metaverse an end in itself? Or do we envision the Metaverse - or Metaverses - and its applications as a means towards an end? Reflecting upon how the development of new techniques and tools, as well as how future visions for the Metaverse, could be used to serve particular needs and purposes, certain core topics could be fleshed out. Considering aspects such as trade-offs, decision-making, design, privacy, openness and security as well as functionality, our research also included four exemplary use cases in Business to Business (B2B), Business to Customer (B2C), and Government to Citizen (GOV2C) with participants from academia, business, industry, the public sector, and civil society.
This report offers insights and sparks into our research and findings and poses questions for future research. Read it here.
Special thanks for the co-financing for this workshop through the Bavarian Funding Programme for the Initiation of International Projects.
Findings from four use cases discussed at an interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the TUM Think Tank at the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy (HfP)