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The Metaverse Standards Forum is announcing that it will attempt to create standards for industries to create an open, interoperable, and inclusive metaverse.
It is an effort to ensure that the metaverse, which is viewed as the next generation of computing that can bring us a spatial internet experience, will not be a closed ecosystem ruled by one company or a small group of companies who can extract a toll on developers and users.
The Khronos Group, which sets standards for 3D technologies, has come together with groups that include the Web3D Consortium, the World Wide Web Consortium and the XR Association (XRA) to oversee the process of creating the standards, or the rules of the road for the metaverse, the universe of virtual worlds that are all interconnected, like in novels such as Snow Crash and Ready Player One.
Once viewed as science fiction, the metaverse is now viewed as the future of gaming, entertainment, brands, ecommerce, and enterprises. And it’s why GamesBeat and VentureBeat are creating events such as MetaBeat (October 3-4) and GamesBeat Summit Next (October 25-26). We created our own Metaverse Forum to encourage thought leadership on the open metaverse.