The metaverse, explained by Meta’s Jason Juma-Ross

The metaverse is real, and it’s about to change the way we work, socialise, and experience beauty. So – we best start talking about it! To do just that, Kate and Zara are joined by Jason Juma-Ross, (a.k.a. JJR), Director of Technology Strategy at Meta; the company formerly known as Facebook.

JJR is a global leader in tech innovation, and the perfect person to explain exactly what the metaverse is (and will be), and how we can expect our lives to change over the course of the next decade.

From actualising futuristic tech from ‘90s sci-fi films – to unpacking the way the internet was built with a male bias – this chat is an unintimidating introduction to the basics of Web3 and the future of experiential beauty. It’s one for the sceptics... and those already sporting a VR headset.

Hosts: Kate Blythe, Zara Wong

Guests: Jason Juma-Ross

Producers: Kerri Gordon, Michael Liberale

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MECCA Talks wishes to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we recorded this episode at our studio in Naarm, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. We pay respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. We recognise their ongoing connection to this beautiful country, with knowledge and stories that have been handed down since time immemorial.

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