- Richard Boyd
The Metaversial Minute December 2022
Read these books for foundational ideas about the Metaverse.
Orson Scott Card
About a boy, his gaming acumen, and the fate of the universe that ultimately rests in his hands
The End of Education
Redefining the value of school
Impending human augmentation through technology. Also a good suspense/mystery story.
The Singularity is Near
Explores Ray’s concepts of what will happen once machines exceed human intelligence
Crime in a massive multiplayer online game
The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything
Ready Player One
Dystopian future world novel that describes an online virtual world education environment. Great for 80s arcade nostalgia fans
The Virtus VRML Toolkit
David Smith, Richard Boyd, Alan Scott
The origin of the metaverse and cyberpunk movements.
How To Be A God: A Guide For Would-Be Deities
Read for the concept of the Young Lady’s Illustrated primer
The origin of cyberspace as a construct is also one of the original cyberpunk novels.
A game developer dies but sets free a daemon AI that begins to take control of the world. Good visualizations of augmented reality interfaces
Sequel to Daemon
Old Man's War
At 70 years old, you sign up for interstellar war, get a new body and a brain pal.