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92NY Talks

For nearly 150 years The 92nd Street Y, New York has harnessed the power of arts and ideas to enrich, enlighten and change lives. This weekly podcast series features many of the fascinating people and conversations from our stage, both recent as well as treasures from the past.

Sep 16, 2022

In this episode of 92NY Talks we ask the question, Do We Need A Constitution for the Metaverse? The Metaverse is a brave, new virtual frontier that will play an increasingly important role in our lives. But what rights will we have as individuals and communities in a world likely to be built by corporations? Even if the Metaverse is years away, critical decisions are being made now about how the future is being built. If we want to make sure we all have a voice, should we start thinking about a Constitution for the Metaverse? Join Philip Rosedale, web pioneer and creator of virtual world Second Life, Dave Waslen, Co-Founder of Metaverse platform Wilder World, and Gayatri Khandhadai, Digital and Human Rights and Policy Expert, in conversation with Brittan Heller, Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for an in-depth discussion on safeguarding global democracy in this emerging digital environment. Introductory remarks by Jamie Metzl, Founder and Chair, OneShared.World. The conversation was streamed live as part of the The 92nd Street Y, New York online talks series on September 15, 2022.