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Good morning! If you’ve been hearing about the metaverse but are still figuring out what it is and why you should care, you’re not alone. To get some insight into those questions, my colleague Mark Sullivan asked 28 experts for their take on the technology and its implications. Their responses—from the exuberant to the skeptical—help turn the metaverse from a mere buzzword into something you can start to get your head around. Read them here.
—Harry McCracken
 
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What the metaverse will (and won’t) be, according to 28 experts

The metaverse (hopefully) won’t be the virtual world of ‘Snow Crash,’ or ‘Ready Player One.’ It will likely be something more complex, diverse, and wild.

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This map shows how appalling U.S. paid leave is, compared to the entire world

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Why Hollywood is suddenly embracing the blockchain, crypto, and NFTs

Blockchain-based technologies are poised to transform everything from bankrolling movies to selling merch to preventing piracy.

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This is the $1.6 billion style and social hub for the next generation

Depop CEO Maria Raga explains how the clothing-resale platform became a favorite with young users—and a $1.6 billion acquisition for Etsy.

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These 17 Safari extensions will change how you use your iPhone

Make websites more readable, save money while shopping, hide pesky pop-ups, and more with these iOS Safari enhancements.

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What does Neutral Milk Hotel think of the new Neutral milk?

‘Jeff is vegan, so he is certainly not neutral on the topic of milk itself.’

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5 key achievements to put on a résumé to show your worth

These tangible skills will set you apart from other applicants to hirers.

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No one is talking about what it’s really going to take to get a happier (more equitable) workforce

The CEO of Syndio explains the ways we can set our companies up for higher engagement, lower voluntary attrition, and a happier workforce.

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This $105 billion design industry is built on the backs of underpaid labor

Landscapers are paid horribly. Here’s how one architecture firm is getting its clients to change that.

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Making workplaces better for people struggling with mental health will make work better for everyone

Making workplaces and jobs more flexible in time, space, and nature of interaction will be of immediate benefit to people with mental illnesses—and everyone else, too.

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Step into a ‘pollution pod’ and experience the bad air of your lungs’ nightmares

Visitors step into giant orbs that simulate the compromised air quality of cities like New Delhi and São Paulo.

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Crytpo traders are more charitable than you think ​​​​​​
A new study by Fidelity Charitable reveals the average cryptocurrency investor is markedly more charitable than the average person who invests in traditional assets, such as stocks and bonds.
45% of cryptocurrency investors donated $1,000 or more to charity in 2020, compared to only 33% of the total investor population.
The study also examined how they contributed to charity. Some are donating cryptocurrency.
While the stats above are for fiat currency (USD) donations, Fidelity Charitable asked those donating cryptocurrencies to charity about that choice. Sixty-seven percent said it was because they "wanted to do something good with my cryptocurrency," while 56% said it was because their "cryptocurrency appreciated significantly."
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