Snowcrashed: Explore the Metaverse origin story

Snowcrashed: Explore the Metaverse origin story

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The Metaverse Store

318 Little Collins Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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Join the Boo Radley Bookclub @The Metaverse Store exploring Neil Stephenson's "Snowcrash", the book that inspired a tech generation

About this event

In 1992 Neal Stephenson wrote the cyberpunk classic "Snowcrash"and one of the most popular sci fi books of all time. In the thirty years since, it still remains influential and notorious for first introducing the term ‘metaverse’ into the common lexicon. Not just the metaverse, the novel was the first to explore futuristic technologies such as mobile computing, wireless Internet, smartphones, augmented-reality headsets and digital currency. As well as ideas such as sovereign corporations, linguistic brain viruses, memetics and (gulp) hyperinflation.

We hope you can join our bookclub, as we read excerpts from the novel and explore what inspired " Snowcrash" and the thought provoking themes that have become real for us today. What else may be in store for our future?

We are thrilled to be hosting this event inside "The Metaverse Store" (could there be a more perfect venue, and yes its a real place), an art exhibition that features virtual products from a future metaverse, by art collective Futureology.

*Reading the novel beforehand is recommended but not required, and everyone is welcome to participate. Cover art made in collaboration with AI artist #midjourney

About the Boo Radley Bookclub

The Boo Radley Book Club asks a simple question: What can Business learn from Literature?

At each book club we pick a classic from the literary canon and examine it from a business (work-life) lens. We examine what the book can teach us about leadership, strategy, our relationship to technology etc.

The Boo Radley Book Club is a Disruptive Business Network initiative. The Boo Radley book club is ‘guilt free’ i.e if you haven't read the book but would like to come along, please do so!

About the Metaverse Store

The Metaverse Store - EST 2042- is an art installation in the heart of the Melbourne CBD by emerging futurist & web3 arts collective Futureology, and is part real world pop up store, part NFT art exhibition and part imagined futures inquiry into what might surprise or terrify us about the newly evolving metaverse. In addition to the exhibit, we host talks & events about the future.

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