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Book Talk: Matthew Ball, "The Metaverse"

In conversation with the author of the acclaimed book

Headshot of Matthew Ball

About the Event

In this exclusive pre-release event, author Matthew Ball walks readers through this fully revised and updated second edition to his bestselling and award winning 2022 book, The Metaverse. This second edition features over 40 new graphics, several new chapters, and scores of updates that cover the transformative progress in artificial intelligence, mixed reality, blockchains and crypto, satellite internet, and more. Attendees will also have the opportunity to secure a signed copy of THE METAVERSE: BUILDING THE SPATIAL INTERNET a week before its highly anticipated worldwide release.

“Matthew is one of the most thoughtful writers about the future of computing.” - Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and Founder of Meta

About the Book

Matthew Ball’s 2022 book, The Metaverse, has sold over 125,000 copies worldwide, where it achieved national bestseller status in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and China, and saw over 20+ foreign language releases. The book was also named a best book of the year by The Guardian, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and others, and received endorsements from the likes of Reed Hastings (CEO and Co-Founder of Netflix), Tim Sweeney (CEO and Founder of Epic Games), and Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and Co-Founder of Meta). Learn more at www.ballmetaversebook.com.

About the Author

Matthew Ball is the CEO of Epyllion, a diversified holding company which makes angel investments, provides advisory services, and produces television, films, and video games.

Ball is also a Venture Partner at Makers Fund, Senior Advisor to KKR, Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company, sits on the board of numerous start-ups, and co-founded the Roundhill Ball Metaverse ETF, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and was the 2nd largest U.S. ETF launch of 2021. He is a recurring contributor to The Economist, holds bylines at Bloomberg, The New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He was previously the Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios, and an executive at The Chernin Group’s Otter Media and Accenture.