-Metaverse Masterclass: Matthew Ball Interview. In addition, it’s likely that, as with the web, a dozen or so platforms hold significant shares of user time, experiences, content, etc. Read More. The “Streaming Wars” have only just begun, yet the first streaming video took place more than 25 years ago. “That doesn’t require any belief in the multiverse or the Metaverse … We are already transacting at scale for purely digital items for purely digital activities via purely digital marketplaces. Still, it’s often impossible to predict how they’ll fall into place, which features matter more or less, what sort of governance models or competitive dynamics will drive them, or what new experiences will be produced. All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. In a similar sense, Steve Jobs’ priorities for computing were always “right”, they were just too early and focused on the wrong device. Read his latest on the past and future of Nintendo and you’ll see why. In 1945 Vannevar Bush described what he-called the “Memex”, a single device that would store all books, records and communications, and mechanically link them together by association. Tails, competitors match us, we lose our revenue sharing advantage, and maybe other stores win, but all developers still win. However, such examples have rapidly expanded since. Although Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not explicitly declared his intent to develop and own the Metaverse, his obsession with it seems fairly clear. It is also the driver behind Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR and its newly announced Horizon virtual world/meeting space, among many, many other projects, such as AR glasses and brain-to-machine communications. Unlike today’s market leaders, Epic doesn’t charge. But if the goal of a Unity acquisition is to ensure a foundational role in the new Internet, an acquirer instead has an incentive to keep the engine open/available across platforms, and the price can easily become irrelevant. In fact, most of the FAAMG companies seem to believe that glasses will be a key gateway into our digital future and are collectively investing billions into the form factor. And in truth, it’s most likely the Metaverse emerges from a network of different platforms, bodies, and technologies working together (however reluctantly) and embracing interoperability. Ultimately, you’ll find many of the same items in the offices of Big Tech CEOs. To this end, part of the reason that the battle royale genre is only recently popular in video games now is because it’s only recently possible to play live with so many other users. This is described in more detail later in the piece, but while today’s Internet is structured around individual servers “talking” to one another on an as-needed basis, some believe the Metaverse needs be “wired” and “operated” around persistent many-to-many connections. A “digital and virtual economy” – These, too, already exist. After all, Fortnite doesn’t have a story or IP – the plot is what happens on it and who is there. Amazon and Facebook and Google use similar technologies, but they aren’t designed to transition into one another — just as Ford’s wheels aren’t designed to fit a GM chassis. The major tech companies don’t just want to lead the Metaverse, they want to own and define it. These experiences work because of persistent connections that update each other in real-time and with a degree of accuracy that other programs don’t generally need. Consider Fortnite’s 2019 Marshmello concert. But in its full vision, the Metaverse becomes the gateway to most digital experiences, a key component of all physical ones, and the next great labor platform. With this in mind, Snapchat, which boasts a large and heavily-engaged social graph and has strongly anchored itself around cameras, glasses, location-based experiences, and digital avatars, could have a key role in the Metaverse (especially if acquired).And for all of its uniqueness, Fortnite isn’t even the only Fortnite — there are several other online “games” that share many of the same attributes, behaviors, and potential. He trained at The Royal Ballet School and joined the Company during the 2013/14 Season, promoted to First Artist in 2015, Soloist in 2016, First Soloist in 2017 and Principal dancer in 2018. However, they did not do so together. Epic also operates one of the largest (albeit a still small) digital game store – which means players already access a wide variety of digital content and experiences through Epic. The Metaverse will require countless new technologies, protocols, companies, innovations, and discoveries to work. The best example of Fortnite’s potential is demonstrated by its ability to persuade many supposed competitors into cooperation (or early “interoperability”) with one another. Accordingly, the Metaverse is likely the only initiative that can unite all of Google’s sprawling investments to date, from edge computing on Stadia, to Project Fi, Google Street View, its extensive purchases of dark fiber, wearables, virtual assistants and more. Companies like Facebook, Google, and Epic Games are already competing to edge each other out in a race to be first to the Metaverse mountaintop. Reframing your view of today’s landscape now and recognizing these disparate forays into new tech-driven experiences not as disparate, but as ingredients on a collision course to the birth of the Metaverse, may be the very thing that will position you and your business to be prepared for it when it comes. Epic can probably do more than this today, but not into several hundred, let alone millions. Since the late 1970s and early 1980s, many of those in the technology community have imagined a future state of, if not quasi-successor to, the Internet – called the “Metaverse”. Fortnite isn’t the Metaverse, but nothing is closer to the Metaverse today in spirit and it is clear how the “game” might eventually underpin one. A “virtual world” – Virtual worlds and games with AI driven characters have existed for decades, as have those populated with “real” humans in real time. Companies at the forefront of the Metaverse (virtual immersive experiences with a wide base of creation) want funding to produce native advertising. It will have a fully functioning economy and span the physical and digital worlds. Over time, the sophistication of Epic’s gaming engine has grown so significant it now powers a variety of traditional media experiences. Any thoughts, comments, disagreements, additions, ideas - please email me at mb at matthewball dot vc and I will make updates. Fear and trepidation over making the leap as a business into precursors of the Metaverse will eventually give way to practices that will dictate the new normal. All of this, too, diminishes Epic’s reliance upon Fortnite when it comes to building the Metaverse. A “new app store” – No one needs another way to open apps, nor would doing so “in VR” (as an example) unlock/enable the sorts of value supposed by a successor Internet. There is also disagreement on how much interoperability is required for the Metaverse to really be “the Metaverse”, rather than just an evolution of today’s Internet. While the establishments of standards usually involve actual meetings, negotiations, and debates, the standards for the Metaverse won’t be established upfront. This is like saying is ‘World of Warcraft’, the iPhone, or Google is the Internet. In addition, the company already has hundreds of millions of credit cards, the largest share of ecommerce globally (ex-China), is the world’s largest cloud vendor, operates numerous different consumer media experiences (video, music, ebooks, audiobooks, video game broadcasting, etc.) Sense of presence in a digital world doesn’t make a Metaverse. However, we can identify core attributes. In addition to operating Fortnite — which was in theory a side project — Epic Games also owns the second largest independent gaming engine, Unreal. But this is an enormous computational challenge and one that fights against the underlying design/intent of the Internet. And while Epic Online Services are still in private beta, the company has suggested it will be publicly available in Q2 2020 and should support “hundreds or thousands of games in 2020”. Matthew Ball is CEO of Epyllion Industries, a venture and corporate advisory firm, a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, and advisor to Telefilm Canada. To this end, Fortnite is one of the few places where the IP of Marvel and DC intersects. If other companies follow suit, they will collectively help create the possibility for interconnectivity amongst all things. Venture capitalist and former Amazon executive Matthew Ball wrote this year “just as it was hard to envision in 1982 what the Internet of 2020 would be, we don’t really know how to describe the metaverse”. He’s the former head of strategy at Amazon Studios, an investor, and probably my favorite business essayist writing today. The Metaverse We'd be remiss if we didn't discuss Unity's role as a "founder" of the Metaverse, a term coined in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash , and further popularized by media analyst Matthew Ball. Sitting at a keyboard, locked in position for hours and focusing on a fixed screen is a recipe for a range of physical complaints, from sore necks to tingling hands. However, they tend not to have high levels of concurrency: most video chat programs max out beyond a few people, and once you hit 50, you tend to need to “live stream” a broadcast to your viewers, rather than share a two-way connection. At the same time, it’s likely that China’s forked Metaverse will be even more different from (and centrally controlled compared to) the Western one. player) would first design their mega-metropolis, then build from day one to this final vision. Matthew Ball talks about games as the “on-ramp” experience for the Metaverse, the thing that will get early adopters to try it out. But more importantly, CEO Satya Nadella understands Microsoft, at a minimum, needs to be wherever work happens. And the more valuable and interoperable the Metaverse is, the harder it will be to establish industry-wide consensus around topics such as data security, data persistence, forward compatible code evolution, and transactions. What’s more, the importance of interoperability and live synchronous experiences means we’ll need to prune some existing standards and “standardize” around a smaller set per function. For centuries, developed economies have transformed as the scarcity of labor and real-estate waxed and waned. We have seen our lives go heavily “online” in the many months since the global pandemic rocked our world and the way it traditionally works. To this end, Epic acquired the company Twinmotion in April of last year. As such, lines are being blurred between our virtual experiences and what we do in those experiences. Ultimately, any place of congregation — be it a bar, basement, park, museum or merry go-round — is attended because of who or what is already there, not because it’s a place in of itself. It is important to remember that the Metaverse is not static, and that getting involved may present some fear and/or challenges. A “game” – Fortnite has many elements of the Metaverse. He’s the former head of strategy at Amazon Studios, an investor, and probably my favorite business essayist writing today. But please ask that question again in 12 months. What we see are brands taking a bold stride away from interruptive advertising towards content that provides value in the way of information and entertainment. My guest today, Matthew Ball, is a long time coming. Matthew Ball He is also a Venture Partner at Makers Fund. Such moves might raise the overall value of the “digital economy”, but also weakens their hyper-valuable network effects and makes it easier for a user to move their digital lives elsewhere. There will still be a large role for open-source projects with non-corporate ethos — and they will attract some of the most interesting creative talent in the Metaverse — but there are only a few likely leaders in the early Metaverse. The company has hundreds of millions of federated user identities via Office 365 and LinkedIn, is the second largest cloud vendor in the world, has an extensive suite of work-related software and services that span all systems/platforms/infrastructure, clear technical experience in massive shared online content/operations, and a set of potential gateway experiences via Minecraft, Xbox + Xbox Live, and HoloLens. And then last but not least, Matthew Ball. Gaming has gotten to such an advanced level when it comes to simulation and visualization that it is paving the way for the Metaverse. Individuals currently have multiple identity profiles online, between Google, Apple, Facebook, and more. The Metaverse is a bet that not only will our lives be increasingly online, but our existence and jobs will be too. So while the Metaverse is not quite here, if we are considering incremental innovations to how you can create a game, how realistic the physics are, the simulations, the economy, all of those innovations are happening right now, Ball said. Many also debate whether a true Metaverse can have a single operator (as is the case in Ready Player One). The Metaverse is Coming Join Philip Rosedale of High Fidelity, Matthew Ball of Epyllion Industries, Raph Koster of Playable Worlds, Frederic Descamps of Manticore … Thus, the questions are ones of who and why and to which ends. 23 Dec 20. The Internet today is a product of a relatively messy process in which the open (mostly academic) internet developed in parallel with closed (mostly consumer-oriented) services that often looked to “rebuild” or “reset” open standards and protocols. In addition, traveling to another galaxy means disconnecting from one server and loading another (which the game is able to narratively “hide” by forcing players to jump to light speed in order to cross the vastness of space). Ball is in the process of establishing a metaverse conference. PS: This is obviously a very hard topic to nail down. Meetings are taking place in online spaces. Its Metaverse-oriented assets are also growing rapidly and now include patents for semiconductor and brain-to-machine computing interfaces. I also spend a great deal of my time advising startups and corporations predominantly in the media and interactive space. All digital content should be living, after all. The acquisition of media conglomerate Time Warner by landline internet giant AOL was set in 2000 based on the idea media and tech/distribution needed to converge, but was unwound in 2009 after it failed to produce much benefit. Today, for example, there are a multitude of image file formats: .GIF, .JPEG, .PNG, .BMP, .TIFF, .WEBP, etc. ... (wrote a proto-Metaverse piece a year earlier). This is why it’s so important to Sweeney for his company to lead early efforts to establish the Metaverse — he fears who might instead. The Metaverse: What It Is, Where to Find it, Who Will Build It, and Fortnite — MatthewBall.vc God, in other words, doesn’t create and design the world as though it were a miniature model, but enables one to grow across a mostly blank tableau etc.). What’s more, many of the attributes of this so-called war have been hypothesized for decades, such as virtually infinite supplies of content, on-demand playback, interactivity, dynamic and personalized ads, and the value of converging content with distribution. In addition, the distribution of engagement will have a very long tail. “As we build up these platforms toward the Metaverse, if these platforms are locked down and controlled by these proprietary companies, they are going to have far more power over our lives, our private data, and our private interactions with other people than any platform in previous history,” Sweeney said in May 2017. And it won’t directly come into existence; there will be no clean “Before Metaverse” and “After Metaverse”. non-engine or advertising) services have not been widely adopted. But what’s important is to recognize the Metaverse isn’t a game, a piece of hardware, or an online experience. And it would revolutionize not just the infrastructure layer of the digital world, but also much of the physical one, as well as all the services and platforms atop them, how they work, and what they sell. Companies are already using game engine software to do things like produce film and television, design airports and plan commercial infrastructure. This is a great interview. A “virtual space” – Digital content experiences like Second Life are often seen as “proto-Metaverses” because they (A) lack game-like goals or skill systems; (B) are virtual hangouts that persist; (C) offer nearly synchronous content updates; and (D) have real humans represented by digital avatars. And you’ll recognize each one. In The Metaverse, Matthew Ball says the Metaverse will be an always-on, real-time world in which an unlimited number of people can participate at the same time. For example, The Metaverse is not…. And while the goal of Elon Musk’s private aerospace company, SpaceX, is to colonize mars, Bezos has been clear his goal with Blue Origin is to facilitate the buildout of space infrastructure similar to early web protocols and his AWS, so that “we could build gigantic chip factories in space and just send little bits down.” To this end, Amazon is likely to be more supportive of a truly “open” Metaverse than any other FAAMG company — it doesn’t need to control the UX or ID because it benefits from enormous increases in back-end infrastructure usage and digital transactions. He’s the former head of strategy at Amazon Studios, an investor, and probably my favorite business essayist writing today. English dancer Matthew Ball is a Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet. The company also has a lengthy history in content and monetization innovation (it was the first to experiment at scale with AAA free-to-play games and with player-to-player marketplaces). In addition, most (though not all) Unity-powered games are relatively simple mobile titles rather than those likely to serve as gateways to the Metaverse. And if/when Eve Online did get to battles involving hundreds of users, the system slowed to a crawl. Receive every essay via email; day of release, explicitly referenced in the opening moments, 10-hour sci-fi story that spans multiple dimensions and timelines, this means that there are now three ways to create in Unreal, which allows developers to monetize not just their games. None of this is true today (which doesn’t mean market share won’t shift, or that some companies, such as Epic, won’t surge to the forefront). The band Weezer produced a bespoke island where fans could get an exclusive first listen to their new album (while dancing with other “players”. Apple, Google, Epic Games, and Unity are leading in different components or what will ultimately culminate in the Metaverse. As a result, a player only really sees or interacts with a small handful of other players at any one time. And for that matter, all of the prerequisites for building Facebook existed pre-Y2K, but Facebook didn't come along until 2005 – and even then, it was an accident. That kind of cultural power suggests the awesome potential of “Fortnite” to become something much larger than it is, like a metaverse, says Matthew Ball, a digital-media analyst. It’s “the newest macro-goal for many of the world’s tech giants,” according to Matthew Ball, venture capitalist and former head of strategy at Amazon Studios. Under the Metaverse, would-be laborers who choose to live outside cities will be able to participate in the “high value” economy via virtual labor. Magic Leap seems to believe that by owning the hardware layer, it can be the core driver of the Metaverse (Snow Crash author Neal Stephenson is the company’s Chief Futurist). space-time rifts) that send them to one of thousands of different worlds with up to 99 other players. One of these concerns is whether participants will have a single consistent digital identity (or “avatar”) that they will use across all experiences. The Metaverse will be a place in which proper empires are invested in and built, and where these richly capitalized businesses can fully own a customer, control APIs/data, unit economics, etc. ‎My guest today, Matthew Ball, is a long time coming. While each of these analogies is likely to be a part of the Metaverse, they aren’t actually the Metaverse. My guest today, Matthew Ball, is a long time coming. Film, COVID Matthew Ball 3/29/20 Film, COVID Matthew Ball 3/29/20. Excellent analysis by Matthew Ball on the potential shape, components and players of a possible Metaverse. In this sense, the rough outlines of future solutions are often understood and, in a sense, agreed upon well in advance of the technical capacity to produce them. These problems get solved naturally over time or diffuse, so the focus for brands should be to recognize that today’s “growth hack” will be tomorrow’s mainstream competition. Not only does the Metaverse require infrastructure that currently does not exist, the Internet was never designed for anything near this experience. Amazon is interesting in a few regards. Host: Patrick O’Shaughnessy (@patrick_oshag) Books Mentioned. Although the Metaverse has the potential to succeed the Internet as a computing platform, its underlying development process is likely to share little in common with its antecedent. ‎My guest today, Matthew Ball, is a long time coming. This is why considering Fortnite as video game or interactive experience is to think too small and too immediately. Take posture, for example. The expressions that will come out of the capabilities we are headed toward are unknown and exciting. Just imagine, for example, if credit card fees weren’t 0.5-2.5% but up to 60-20x as much; whole sectors of the physical economy wouldn’t be able to operate (such as a coffee shop or grocery store). The Metaverse will require an even broader, more complex, and resilient set of S&Ps. Those who have the greatest reach and participation right now are leading the way to a future in which they will have a large share in the Metaverse. The company also owns a reported 40% of Epic Games. At a foundational level, the technology simply does not yet exist for there to be hundreds, let alone millions of people participating in a shared, synchronous experience. Fortnite has also produced several themed “limited-time modes” involving the likes of Nike’s Air Jordan and Lionsgate’s John Wick film series. I love that his default mode seems to be thinking about big picture and strategy. What’s more, this event was explicitly referenced in the opening moments of the film. This is compounded by Apple refusing to allow service bundles, which will be essential to the existence of the Metaverse. The Internet is a wide set of protocols, technology, tubes and languages, plus access devices and content and communication experiences atop them. The Internet came from public research universities and US government programs. It also operates one of the largest digital ad networks (a nice side effect of powering 10B daily minutes of mobile entertainment). – Matt Ball Intro. In the US-tech scene, Matthew Ball, a venture capitalist at VC firm Makers Fund, has become the leading voice and mind on metaverse subjects. And while Microsoft clearly foresaw mobile, it misread the role of the operating system and too much of the hardware, hence the rise of iOS and Android globally (and Microsoft’s shift from the OS layer to the app/services one). This includes everything from simple treasure hunts, to immersive mash-ups of the Brothers Grimm with parkour culture, to a 10-hour sci-fi story that spans multiple dimensions and timelines. Because this is where we’re headed, we’re understanding the value of it and what those kinds of experiences can do for our lives. In The Metaverse, Matthew Ball says the Metaverse will be an always-on, real-time world in which an unlimited number of people can participate at the same time. More than any other company, Facebook has the most to lose from the Metaverse as it will build an even larger and more capable social graph and represent both a new computing platform and a new engagement platform. However, its inevitable influence over standards, playtime, and content creation are so large that it’s difficult to imagine it won’t be acquired by and integrated into a major technology player with a wider range of assets and advantages. It’s taken 40 years for technology to advance towards hosting these millions of people but for the shared, synchronous experience that Ball talks of, we now need to look to the cloud. But it’s Epic Games, with Fortnite, that has the most viable path forward in terms of creating the Metaverse, according to an essay by venture capitalist and former Amazon executive Matthew Ball. Consider, for example, “Gold Farming”. Will we know the future when we see it? The Metaverse wants to take that interoperability to an entirely new and enhanced level. 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