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Lamina1 CEO on Building an Open Metaverse
Lamina1 CEO on Building an Open Metaverse
Lamina 1 is a metaverse focused layer 1 blockchain the brainchild of science fiction author Neal Stephenson and blockchain expert Peter Vessenes Lamina 1 CEO Rebecca Barkin weighs in on the state of mainstream metaverse adoption and how augmented reality could be incorporated reward 37 ab 4 c 21 e 077 4485 acc 6 d [...]
Lamina1 CEO on Building an Open Metaverse

Neal Stephenson, the writer who came up with the terms "metaverse" and "avatar," seen here in 2016  (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)
Neal Stephenson Says AI-Generated ChatGPT Is ‘Simply Not Interesting’
The author, who coined the term "metaverse" in his science-fiction novel “Snow Crash,” says the algorithm-based tool doesn't resonate the way a book written by a real person does.
Neal Stephenson, the writer who came up with the terms "metaverse" and "avatar," seen here in 2016  (Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunch)

'Snow Crash' Author Neal Stephenson Weighs in on ChatGPT, AI
'Snow Crash' Author Neal Stephenson Weighs in on ChatGPT, AI
"Snow Crash" author Neal Stephenson, who coined the term "metaverse" and "avatar" in 1992, shares his thoughts on artificial intelligence (AI) and whether there should be boundaries on the technology. "Mostly what we've tended to see is its use in creative applications, which I don't think is at all interesting," Stephenson said.
'Snow Crash' Author Neal Stephenson Weighs in on ChatGPT, AI

Mass Adoption of Virtual Experiences ‘Already Happened’: Author Neal Stephenson
Mass Adoption of Virtual Experiences ‘Already Happened’: Author Neal Stephenson
"Snow Crash" author Neal Stephenson, who coined the term “metaverse,” discusses the state of adoption of virtual experiences with reference to developments in the gaming industry.
Mass Adoption of Virtual Experiences ‘Already Happened’: Author Neal Stephenson

Sotheby’s Auctions Neal Stephenson’s ‘Snow Crash’ Manuscript
Sotheby’s Auctions Neal Stephenson’s ‘Snow Crash’ Manuscript
Sotheby’s is auctioning off the original manuscript for Snow Crash Neal Stephenson’s landmark 1992 science fiction book that coined the terms metaverse and avatar Author Neal Stephenson joins Sotheby's Head of Sale Cassandra Hatton on First Mover to discuss the details of the auction and Sotheby's move into the digital art space Plus Stephenson shares [...]
Sotheby’s Auctions Neal Stephenson’s ‘Snow Crash’ Manuscript

The original painting used as the cover art for Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel "Snow Crash." (Neal Stephenson/Bantam/Bruce Jensen/Sotheby's)
Sotheby’s to Auction Neal Stepheson’s ‘Snow Crash’ Manuscript and Digital Collectibles
The auction house is offering the original 1991 manuscript of the sci-fi novel that coined the term "metaverse," alongside a series of physical and digital collectibles.
The original painting used as the cover art for Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel "Snow Crash." (Neal Stephenson/Bantam/Bruce Jensen/Sotheby's)

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 16: Neal Stephenson speaks onstage at 'KEYNOTE: Neal Stephenson' during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)
Metaverse-First Blockchain Lamina1 Launches Rolling Fund for Web3 Builders
The layer 1 blockchain is the brainchild of Neal Stephenson, who coined the term "metaverse" in 1992, and Peter Vessenes, co-founder of the Bitcoin Foundation.
AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 16: Neal Stephenson speaks onstage at 'KEYNOTE: Neal Stephenson' during the 2022 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center on March 16, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Amy E. Price/Getty Images for SXSW)

The Minds That Imagined the Metaverse and VR
The Minds That Imagined the Metaverse and VR
A conversation at Consensus 2022 between two visionaries Neal Stephenson and Jaron Lanier about how they envisioned the metaverse and VR. Moderator: Leah Callon-Butler, Director, Emfarsis
The Minds That Imagined the Metaverse and VR

AMA: Neal Stephenson, 'Snow Crash' Author
AMA: Neal Stephenson, 'Snow Crash' Author
"Snow Crash" author Neal Stephenson joins Emfarsis' Director Leah Callon-Butler at Consensus 2022 to discuss his book and how he envisioned the metaverse space.
AMA: Neal Stephenson, 'Snow Crash' Author

Neal Stephenson on Meta's Metaverse Plans: It's a Free Competition
Neal Stephenson on Meta’s Metaverse Plans: It’s a Free Competition
“Snow Crash” author Neal Stephenson says he’s “suspicious” of any commercial projects where it’s not clear how money is made. Plus, his takes on Meta’s metaverse plans.
Neal Stephenson on Meta's Metaverse Plans: It's a Free Competition