Past Events

How Virtual Worlds Will Change Our Lives Forever

The Silicon Valley Japan Platform hosted their monthly Benkyokai webinar: “HOW VIRTUAL WORLDS WILL CHANGE OUR LIVES FOREVER, Case Study: Concerts and the Transformation of the Music Industry”. 

The concept of the Metaverse has been used in science fiction literature for decades, but today has become everyday vocabulary in Silicon Valley.  What does it mean?  How will it affect us today and in ten years?  Ms. Sheri Bryant, President of virtual reality technology platform Sansar, took us through the history of virtual worlds to the exploding industry it has become today, with special focus on the music industry and how its business model is radically transforming with the arrival of virtual events.

Ms. Sandy Shirai, Vice Chairman, Global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Leader at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited moderated the discussion.