We are quite familiar with the ubiquity and pervasiveness of the current internet; How might specific technologies such as Web3, blockchain, crypto, DeFi, NFTs, and many other features come together to evolve the next internet? Will it be even more immersive and blur the boundaries between physical and digital? Will we do better at designing a more inclusive and safer internet? What new business models might emerge that are designed natively around the next internet?

Every version of the internet has radically transformed the way we live, work and play. The metaverse era of the internet will usher in complete digital worlds created and limited only by human imagination. Blockchain and the decentralized web (or Web3) are redefining the future of value transfer and reshaping how the underlying infrastructure of the web operates.

Early metaverse platforms are already shaping interactions among millions of users. At the country level, the economic imperative of the metaverse goes beyond the internet economy, driving digital transformation across multiple technologies and domains.