A Book Of The Future


Source: W. W. Norton & Company (Link to https://wwnorton.com/liveright)

Amina Irfanullah, Scoop Writer

The evolution of technology is something that every person on this planet knows will continue to happen. However, exactly how we can improve on the technology we have right now is uncertain. The biggest concept to continue this Age of Technology is the Metaverse. The Metaverse is a vast subject that most people are unaware of. This is why students today must educate themselves on what might happen within their lifetime: in order to be better informed of the technological advances coming in the future. 

The Metaverse and How it Will Revolutionize Everything by Matthew Ball is an unbiased book explaining in detail what the Metaverse is and what could happen once it is created. Ball gives clear context and history of past technologies, explaining their impacts and how they reveal the manner in which the Meta verse may come about. 

He starts with the beginning of the internet as that was the first major technological advancement recently. Ball continues by branching off into the different aspects of the internet that can best allow the reader to visualize what the Metaverse might consist of. For example, he goes through many popular games today such as Fortnite and Roblox, explaining how the Metaverse is similar to these games but there are many things that need to be changed such as reducing lag and making it accessible to most people. 

Throughout the book, Ball gives definitions of parts of the Metaverse and what is necessary for it to take place. He also gives extremely unbiased information. He provides both sides of the argument of whether or not the Metaverse will benefit society when or if it is accomplished. He does not only show the pros of the Metaverse, as most sources do, he also shows the negatives and concerns that some people may have. This allows the reader to better understand what the Metaverse could be and form their own opinions regarding the metaverse . 

Ball references tech companies, games, and movies to connect with a younger audience. He uses these as examples to better visualize what may come in the future. These examples are excellent for students today to connect with what needs to happen for the Metaverse to be created. They are also avid and active in the tech world, looking at what companies are best and are improving.

Overall, The Metaverse and How it Will Revolutionize Everything is a very good book for high school students to read because it provides history and information that could be used in the future to better their understanding of what is trying to be accomplished right now. Matthew Ball presents this information in such a way that it feels like a fairytale and is extremely comprehensible to any high school student.