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Feb. 22, 2023

EP14: AI and the Metaverse; w/ Alan Smithson, futurist, co-founder of MetaVRse — Product Market Fit podcast

EP14: AI and the Metaverse; w/ Alan Smithson, futurist, co-founder of MetaVRse — Product Market Fit podcast

I sit down with futurist, inventor and founder, Alan Smithson, to explore the fascinating world of AI and the metaverse. 

We talked about the metaverse and its associated technologies and how AI is changing the landscape for virtual reality and augmented reality. Alan shares his vision for the future across many vectors, and he provides practical guidance for founders and brands thinking about how to incorporate the metaverse into their strategies.

From blockchain to replicators in every home, Alan shares his insights on the next frontiers of technological advancement and their impact on the way we live and work. Tune in for a thought-provoking conversation that will inspire and inform! 


  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:16) What is the Metaverse?
  • (6:05) Defining XR, AR, VR and MR
  • (7:57) Using AI to to map the world’s interiors
  • (11:15) Where are we on the hype cycle curve?
  • (15:53) Age of abundance or dystopic future?
  • (19:27) Chat-GPT and education
  • (24:41) TikTok spying on Americans
  • (26:05) Replicators in every home?
  • (27:55) The future of energy
  • (32:23) What’s governments’ role?
  • (35:54) What does MetaVRse do?
  • (38:06) Metaverse real estate
  • (40:18) How should brands get started with the metaverse?
  • (42:26) What’s happening at Meta?
  • (44:40) The lightning round

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