What do you need to do?
This year entrants are asked to produce an essay, submitted electronically, on the following:
Across the Metaverse: Policy priorities
Oxford Reference has defined ‘the metaverse’ as a virtual representation of reality implemented by means of virtual reality software.
This world of augmented reality and virtual reality brings technologies that could offer new ways of communicating and interacting. But as with digital platforms and artificial intelligence, the emerging ‘metaverse’ challenges policy-makers and regulators to encourage innovation in products and services, while watching for content and conduct that might be harmful to users or other businesses. Will there indeed be a whole new ‘metaverse’ or just an adaptation of current business and social practices? Are the policy issues limited to the use of digital assets and biometric data, or is there more to consider?
In this essay, we want you to create a picture of how you see this world evolving and to consider whether steps should be taken now to help shape its future, or whether the sector should be left to develop without direct policy intervention.
4 July 2022 – Final deadline for entries by 1600 GMT
1 August 2022 – Winner announced
What are the rules?
The IIC 2022 Competition for Future Leaders is a competition run by the International Institute of Communications. By entering the competition, entrants agree to comply with the rules set out below.
The overall winner will receive:
The top ten entries will receive:
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