“The Metaverse is not a destination. The Metaverse is a movement—a movement toward the digital-first livelihood we’ve slowly been adopting year over year, app by app. The Metaverse becomes more real every time we replace a physical habit with a digital equivalent,” QuHarrison Terry, The Metaverse Handbook, the first book reviewed by Dinis Guarda at the BooksABC Series.
After the success of his youtube podcast series, with more than 12M views, Dinis Guarda presents BooksABC, a new series where he reviews meaningful books that are changing the way we understand technology and society as a whole. More importantly, these are books that he loves. Dinis Guarda is an avid reader and writer and believes books are there to inspire and teach us. The first episode is available now on YouTube.
Throughout his career, Dinis Guarda has published numerous books and articles, and has been interviewed for media outlets such as IrishTechNews, O’Reilly, and Forbes. He is the founder of digital news sites intelligenthq.com, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, openbusinesscouncil.com, cityam, and more.
As an author, Dinis is well known for his book with Rais Hussin, “4IR AI Blockchain, FinTech, IOT – Reinventing a Nation” and “Blockchain, AI + Crypto Economics – The Next Tsunami.” Additionally, he is about to publish a new book, “NFTs Uprising – The citiesabc Ultimate Guide To Non-Fungible Tokens”. With this new series, Dinis tries to give voice to outstanding books, ideas and authors.
The series kicks off with the newest book by QuHarrison Terry and Scott Keeney: “The Metaverse Handbook”: a one-of-a-kind resource for C-suite executives, business leaders, and creative professionals who seek to understand what changes the Metaverse will bring. With a foreword from Paris Hilton, who does not require any introductions.
The Metaverse Handbook, as Dinis explains, expands on the following topics: 1) What the metaverse is, why you should care about it, and how to build your metaverse strategy. 2) The history of the metaverse and primers on critical technologies driving the metaverse, including non-fungible tokens, XR, the blockchain, and web3. 3) How to unearth unique metaverse opportunities in digital communities, commerce, and immersive experiences.
The book is accessible to everyone, Dinis says. It is easy to understand, with concrete examples and applications, and uncomplicated language. Perhaps it would not have made such an impact, if not for the fact that the authors are world-famous influencers.
QuHarrison Terry, whom Dinis previously interviewed on his podcast, is an author and digital global expert growth marketer. QuHarrison is head of growth marketing at Mark Cuban Companies, a Dallas, Texas venture capital firm. A well-known personality in LinkedIn and digital marketing, QuHarrison previously co-authored the NFT Handbook, a detailed guide on how to create, sell and buy non-fungible tokens without the need to have a technical background.
Scott Keeney is an award-winning creator, producer, entrepreneur, media personality, investor, philanthropist, and futurist. As a driving force behind some of the most influential brands and artists over the past two decades, he is a pioneer in the metaverse operating multiple experiences as the founder of DXSH.mv Studios and also serves as the Chief Metaverse Officer at TSX Entertainment.
QuHarrison described the vision of the book, pointing out that it is important to remember that the Metaverse is not just a single technology.
"The Metaverse is not a single technology. It's not just a place we'll visit in VR. It's not something that can be created and claimed...The Metaverse is about as boundless and unownable as the Internet, if not more so. Sure, there are entities that have contributed more to the Internet than others. Of course, there are innovations that steered the course of the Internet and influenced the experience of the Web. But we didn’t wake up one day with the Internet we see now. It was an ever-evolving thing.
In that sense, the Metaverse is not a destination. The Metaverse is a movement—a movement toward the digital-first livelihood we’ve slowly been adopting year over year, app by app. The Metaverse becomes more real every time we replace a physical habit with a digital equivalent. We, the digital citizens of the Internet, are manifesting the Metaverse by trading time in meatspace (the physical world) for time online."
The BooksABC series started off on a high note. It will be interesting what the next episodes will bring. Similar series have proved successful in the past, including NPR's Book of the Day. NPR, Well-Read Black Girl. Pushkin, Debutiful. DDinis can channel his interest in technology to reach his own specific segment of readers. If you want to learn more or listen to Dinis talk about books, follow the link below:
About Dinis Guarda
Dinis Guarda is a founder, author, influencer, entrepreneur, investor, futurist, and global thought leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. Dinis Guarda is the founder of numerous companies: including, but not limited to, intelligenthq, citiesabc, and openbusinesscouncil. With decades of experience in international business, and holding executive-level positions within digital transformation, Dinis has expertise in new tech, cryptocurrencies, regulation, compliance, and global legal processes. You can find and follow Dinis on a variety of social media platforms.
Dinis Guarda has earned his place as one of the top influencers to follow this year thanks in part to his Dinis Guarda Youtube Podcast Thought Leadership series. This is a fast-growing show with more than 99,9k followers and 12,3 million views to date, having interviewed more than 200 personalities including David Hanson, Ben Goertzel and top government officials. His entire social media ecosystem reaches a global audience of more than 12 million engagements a month. Dinis is followed by almost 50,000 people on LinkedIn, as well as, over 100,000 on Twitter, and 641,000 on Instagram.
Hernaldo Turrillo is a writer and author specialised in innovation, AI, DLT, SMEs, trading, investing and new trends in technology and business. He has been working for ztudium group since 2017. He is the editor of openbusinesscouncil.org, tradersdna.com, hedgethink.com, and writes regularly for intelligenthq.com, socialmediacouncil.eu. Hernaldo was born in Spain and finally settled in London, United Kingdom, after a few years of personal growth. Hernaldo finished his Journalism bachelor degree in the University of Seville, Spain, and began working as reporter in the newspaper, Europa Sur, writing about Politics and Society. He also worked as community manager and marketing advisor in Los Barrios, Spain. Innovation, technology, politics and economy are his main interests, with special focus on new trends and ethical projects. He enjoys finding himself getting lost in words, explaining what he understands from the world and helping others. Besides a journalist, he is also a thinker and proactive in digital transformation strategies. Knowledge and ideas have no limits.