Vera Chien of Warner Bros. Discovery gave an overview of what the metaverse is and where it’s going. The metaverse will leverage gaming, social media, cryptocurrency, 5G, blockchain/NFTs, AI/ML and more as adjacencies, but it will not be controlled by any one of these or any one industry. The metaverse will be interactive, interoperable, decentralized, and will focus on creativity. The creator economy will likely flourish there. One helpful suggestion Vera made was to leverage digital assets and find other homes for them to give consumers unique and memorable experiences. While 39% of 18–50-year-olds have heard of the metaverse, almost all consumers have had some type of experience that will be commonplace in this “next version of the internet.” Millennials, Gen Z and Gen Alpha have grown up with such experiences.