The Metaverse

Dive into the possible futures of the Metaverse & the Spatial Internet.

The Metaverse

The Metaverse has emerged as the next big thing after the mobile internet, and the term ”Metaverse” has exploded in popularity over the last few years. However, the phrase is often used without a definition, and when it does have a description, it is usually rather vague – and the implications are often challenging to comprehend.

At the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies, we believe that the Metaverse is a concept that we need to dive deeper into when it comes to the possible futures. Rather than defining what it is today, we find it more productive to define what it might become - no matter what term we call it. Once the technologies and use cases supporting the concept have matured, the Metaverse have the potential to revolutionise our society. This creates a need for anticipation and preparation.

Are you interested in knowing more about how we work with the metaverse in media and entertainment go to our focus area - here.

Delphi study with the predictions of 66 world leading metaverse experts

This is the first-of-its-kind global delphi study seeking to source the collective knowledge and perspectives of a diverse panel of experts on the future of the metaverse. We curated a diverse panel of experts involved with the metaverse to assess a series of hypothesis and propositions in relation to the future of the metaverse towards 2030: What it is, what it might become, when it might be implemented, how impactful it might be, what it might be used for, and much more.

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The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) and the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies have joined forces to let Nordic stakeholders investigate the Metaverse across industries. This allows you to be prepared for what is to come and become aware of the impact it might have on your business - whether your organisation is a private entity or a governmental institution. You can expect a unique mixture of worldwide expertise and Nordic case studies and perspectives.

The first edition of the Nordic Metaverse Summit was held on January 27, 2023, and was completely sold-out.

The next edition of the Nordic Metaverse Summit will take place in Copenhagen on February 2, 2024!

Download Whitepaper: The Future of the Metaverse (updated version 1.1)

In our whitepaper we explore four scenarios for the immersive Metaverse. With it we hope to challenge and inspire ideas and perspectives on the future of the Metaverse as well as to help you get a better and deeper understanding of the critical uncertainties shaping it. Sign up to our newsletter and download it for free.

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Book a presentation on the Metaverse

Are you also in doubt about what the convergence of our physical and virtual lives means, especially what it may mean for you and your organisation? How might it affect our lives in the future? And should you gradually start preparing for it? Learn more about what The Metaverse means and how you can start preparing for the Metaverse today with Sofie Hvitved, Senior Advisor & Futurist.

Sofie Hvitved, Senior Advisor & Futurist

Watch the Futures Seminar: Work in the Metaverse

On May 24th 2022, Senior Advisor & Futurist, Sofie Hvitved, hosted our fifth Futures Seminar this year: "Work in the Metaverse". With her she had experienced professionals working in the mixed field of immersive VR and AR as well as with the future of work. At the seminar we presented four scenarios for the future of the Metaverse presented and explained in our new whitepaper.