metaverse roadmap

Over the past year the Acceleration Studies Foundation (ASF) and its supporting foresight partners have explored the virtual and 3D future of the World Wide Web in a first-of-its-kind cross-industry public foresight project, the Metaverse Roadmap (MVR). We use the term Metaverse in a way that includes and builds upon Neal Stephenson’s coinage in the cyberpunk science fiction novel, Snow Crash, which envisioned a future broadly reshaped by virtual and 3D technologies.

SMART, JOHN, JAMAIS CASCIO, AND JERRY PFAFFENDORF. 2007. Metaverse Roadmap Overview. Mountain View: Acceleration Studies Foundation, Electronic Document. Available online: