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  • Richard Boyd

The Metaversial Minute December 2022

Read these books for foundational ideas about the Metaverse.

Fiction Titles

Non-Fiction Titles

Ender’s Game

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

Neil Postman

Redefining the value of school

Rainbows End

Vernor Vinge

Impending human augmentation through technology. Also a good suspense/mystery story.

The Singularity is Near

Ray Kurzweil

Explores Ray’s concepts of what will happen once machines exceed human intelligence

Halting State

Charles Stross

Crime in a massive multiplayer online game

The Metaverse: And How It Will Revolutionize Everything

Matthew Ball

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

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

Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson

The origin of the metaverse and cyberpunk movements.

How To Be A God: A Guide For Would-Be Deities

Richard Bartle

Diamond Age

Neal Stephenson

Read for the concept of the Young Lady’s Illustrated primer


William Gibson

The origin of cyberspace as a construct is also one of the original cyberpunk novels.


Daniel Suarez

A game developer dies but sets free a daemon AI that begins to take control of the world. Good visualizations of augmented reality interfaces

Freedom TM

Daniel Suarez

Sequel to Daemon

Old Man's War

John Scalzi

At 70 years old, you sign up for interstellar war, get a new body and a brain pal.

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