My favorite anecdote from this article:
It’s essentially a further evolution of the digital events and meetings many of us attend every day, and a lot of virtual platforms already embrace many metaverse concepts like avatars. Jennifer Best, vice president of marketing at speaker bureau All American Entertainment, says that the metaverse will “transform the way we meet by remedying the number-one grievance event planners have about virtual events—that current virtual event platforms do not allow for the level of engagement they desire at their events.”
Best argues that chat boxes and breakout rooms can only take events so far, and that by incorporating key metaverse components like virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D holographic avatars, video and more, users can be more fully immersed and interact with each other in more authentic ways. “The benefits of meeting in a virtual reality setting will include business meetings and conferences where networking can actually take place by the ‘virtual coffee stand,’” she explains.
Totally worth a read and can't wait to discuss whether or not you are open to avatars and more of a life inside the Metaverse!