The Metaverse Is Not a Place: It’s a communications medium. [O’Reilly]

The Metaverse Is Not a Place — from oreilly.com by Tim O’Reilly It’s a communications medium. Excerpt: Foundations of the metaverse You can continue this […]

“Lawyers and the Metaverse”, 3 warnings re: virtual hearings, using tech to advance legal ed, & more

How will the Metaverse Influence Business and Legal Processes? — from jdsupra.com Excerpt: While some will be hesitant to use the metaverse and adoption is […]

Reflections on “Teaching Financial Literacy” [Ofgang & Pelletier]

Teaching Financial Literacy — from techlearning.com by Erik Ofgang More states are adopting financial literacy requirements for students. Here are tips for teaching the topic. […]

A nice primer re: the Metaverse

What Is the Metaverse? A Beginner’s Guide to Tech’s Latest Obsession — from singularityhub.com by Aaron Frank; with thanks to Jack Aldrich for this resource […]

U.S. issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case [Hsu]

U.S. issues charges in first criminal cryptocurrency sanctions case — from washingtonpost.com by Spencer S. Hsu Federal judge finds U.S. sanctions laws apply to $10 million […]

What technology trends will—and should—lead business agendas in 2022? [McKinsey]

What technology trends will—and should—lead business agendas in 2022? — from mckinsey.com Excerpt: Metaverse. Web3. Crypto. 5G. These are just a few of the technologies […]

Gensler warns as crypto crashes: ‘The public is not protected’ [Pimentel]

Gensler warns as crypto crashes: ‘The public is not protected’ — from protocol.com by Benjamin Pimentel The SEC chair had sounded alarms about crypto’s risks, […]

“Opportunities for Education in the Metaverse” [Downes] + “What Should Higher Ed in the Metaverse Look Like?” [Schaefer]

Opportunities for Education in the Metaverse — from downes.ca by Stephen Downes Excerpt: This short presentation introduces major elements of the metaverse, outlines some applications […]

Three items re: trends

Radar trends to watch: April 2022 — from oreillky.com by Mike Loukides Developments in Programming, Biology, Hardware, and More 5 Digital Transformation Themes for Higher […]

Bitcoin’s proof-of-work mechanism is a climate disaster. Environmental groups have a fix. [Roach]

Bitcoin’s proof-of-work mechanism is a climate disaster. Environmental groups have a fix. — from protocol.com by Sarah Roach Ending proof of work would cut bitcoin’s […]

The Conversation: Twitter Trends 2022 [marketing.twitter.com]

The Conversation: Twitter Trends 2022 — from marketing.twitter.com Excerpt: Billions of Tweets reveal tomorrow’s big movements.  The biggest movements start quietly. An idea becomes conversation […]

10 Breakthrough Technologies for 2022 [MIT Technology Review]

2022 10 Breakthrough Technologies — from MIT Technology Review; with thanks to Mr. Paul Czarapata for posting this out on Twitter About the list: Our […]

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