Snap and Amazon Fashion partner to create a seamless AR Shopping Experience. (Snap Inc.)

Snap Partners With Amazon and Ozzy Osbourne Plays the Metaverse

Our weekly eye on the charts, a look at big movements from the Polygon network, a new initiative from the XR Association, Ozzy Osbourne and Kenan Thompson appear in virtual worlds, Snap partners with Amazon, and a new opensource project steps up to fill the hole in our hearts and headsets left by the sunsetting of Firefox Reality a few years back.

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Pew Research Center assembled experts to discuss "What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?" (Gremlin via Getty Images)

Five Takeaways From ‘What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?’

On September 15, 2022, Pew Research Center posted a discussion on Twitter Spaces about “What Will the Metaverse Look Like in 2040?” The panel included Isaac Mei and Lee Raine of Pew Research Center, Janna Anderson of Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, Avi Bar-Zeev of XR Guild, Kelly Bates, esq., of Interaction Institute for Social Change, Louis Rosenberg of Unanimous A.I., Andr√© Brock of Georgia Tech, Toby Shulruff of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Fred Kaufmann of Twelve Gates Foundation.

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The first MTV Video Music Award for Best Metaverse Performance was awarded at the VMAs featuring a virtual performance by Eminem and Snoop Dogg. (Eminem / Twitter)

First MTV Video Music Award for Best Metaverse Performance

The first MTV Video Music Award for Best Metaverse Performance was awarded, the crypto bear market continues, movements at Snap, Meta and PwC, and social gaming giant Fornite could potentially be coming to VR.

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