Amanda Christensen, ideaXme guest contributor, fake news and deepfake researcher and Marketing Manager at Cubaka, interviews Dan Mapes, PhD, MBA co-founder of VERSES.io and co-author of The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World.
Amanda Christensen Comments:
We’ve come a long way since the invention of the internet, and even further since the invention of the first computer, which together have undeniably significantly facilitated everyday life. We have never had access to more information at the touch of our fingers, or been more connected than we are now.
However, the exponential advancement of the internet has brought along with it a whole host of problems, such as the rampant spread of fake news, deep fake technology, significant data breaches, and hacking, to name a few.
The further advancement of the internet, and particularly AI, is inevitable, as the full potential of their capabilities are far from being reached. But how do we advance in a way that both further optimises our lives but simultaneously protects us from further misuse?
The Spatial Web
Dan Mapes is the Co-Founder of VERSES.io, Spatial Intelligence Systems integrating Mixed Reality, Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain technology that together build The Spatial Web.
Mapes, alongside Verses co-founder Gabriel René, wrote the #1 international Best Seller The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World, giving an in-depth understanding of the challenges and limitations with our current world wide web, such as fake news, hacking, and surveillance capitalism, as well as the wealth of practical applications of the new spatial web on personal, business, local and global levels.
Crucially, Mapes stresses the importance of ensuring that there are proper standards, protocols, and legislation to ensure the spatial web operates in line with ethical and social codes.
“Creating the Spatial Web will take a significant amount of dialogue, development, and commitment from engineers, creators, thought leaders, non-profits, standards groups, and governments. To assist in creating awareness, advocacy, and adoption of Spatial Web standards, we the authors and our associates have established the VERSES Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the protocols and specifications needed for an open, free, and secure Spatial Web”. Dan Mapes, quoted from The Spatial Web: How Web 3.0 Will Connect Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World.
Mapes is also the Founder and CEO of Cyberlab 9, a Global Deep Tech Lab with offices in California, China and Holland, which has a focus on the Internet of Things, Blockchain, Virtual Reality and AI.
As CEO of Cyberlab, he has led projects with the UN, UNDP, UNESCO, Nobel Committee, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Gorbachev Foundation, Obama Campaign and produced the First Summit Meeting on the Internet between Nelson Mandela and Shimon Peres.
He has also been a technology advisor to the governments of China, Brazil, Chile, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Australia. He has been a New Media consultant to Apple, Intel, Shanghai Media and other technology and entertainment companies.
On this episode you will hear from Dan:
A history of internet technology and its exponential advancements. How he developed an interest in Artificial Intelligence and gamification. An introduction to the spatial web and its numerous applications in optimising our world, securing our data, and revolutionising supply chains. The importance of proper protocol and regulation of the spatial web in light of fake news, data breaches, and rogue actors.
Credits: Amanda Christensen interview video, text and audio.
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