PODCAST EPISODE

Ep 17: The ethics & economics of the metaverse with Theo Priestley

The Building New Realities Podcast

26-10-2021 • 46 mins


In today's episode, Tim chats to futurist & metaverse consultant, Theo Priestley.

Together they discuss topics ranging from NFTs and virtual influencers, to visions for the future of the metaverse.

Topics discussed in this episode:  • Introduction [1:03 - 3:43] • The new popularity of the metaverse [3:44 - 10:32] • Theo's earlier projects [10:33 - 15:04] • What is Theo excited by? [15:05 - 16:11] • Personal aspirations [16:12 - 20:20] • NFTs [20:21 - 26:08] • Motivations for the metaverse [26:09 - 30:00] • Virtual influencers [30:01 - 34:30] • VR as a tool for wellness [34:31 - 37:29] • Creator economies [37:30 - 40:27] • Favourite theories [40:28 - 41:44] • Book recommendations [41:45 - 43:14] • Favourite artists [43:15 - 44:25] • Abstract craziness [44:26 - 45:08] • Social programs [45:09 - 46:41]