The MetaVerse – Where You Can Embrace and Share Your Culture
William Jackson, M.Ed. Clubhouse @myquesttoteach
Technology is providing increasing opportunties for people of color
and culture to express themselves in a way never imagined.
People of color for years have been left out, neglected, disconnected,
seen as unprepared and not smart enough to embrace the changes in
fields of technology. Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 is providing new choices to
be dynamic content creators and digital innovators.
People of color can no longer be denied and ignored. The Metaverse is
providing multiple ways for people of color to share their skills, talents
and abilities in digital environments in The Arts, Medicine, Innovation,
Education and other areas that are beneficial and supportive to build
knowledge, connections, and collaborations. Aditi Baker, of The Hartford’s
Data Science Enablement team has stated that “the innovation space is
growing exponentially.” People of color are being recognized and
respected globally when connected with technology platforms and tools.
People of color need to take advantage of learning opportunities that
prepare them for the future. The push now is on for getting people active,
engaged in the metaverse, people of color – Black, Hispanic, Mexican,
Haitian, Latino, Asian, Cuban, American Indian and others have been
denied for too long. In the metaverse they are respected, supported and
encouraged to bring their cultures to life and living.
The Metaverse, Blockchain, NFT’s and other areas have opened new
areas for learning and new opportunties to build wealth, influence, build
personal brands and professional branding opportunities.
Gaming are not the only areas for youth, teens and young adults to learn
about. As a STEAM Educator, I’m working to teach students about skills
that build critical thinking, higher order thinking skills, how to be a digital
entrepreneur and understand the value of digital collaboration.
The changes in the commercialization of Space by SpaceX and NASA,
Blue Origin and others open transformative doors for career alternatives
never before dreamed or thought of.
Even in the exploration of the seas and oceans of the world can allow
people of color to build new directions, new goals and new journeys.
Augmenting your realities, virtual realities are allowing people to celebrate
the personal experiences and perspectives each person can bring to the
People of color know they can help create solutions that work better for
youth, teens and young adults that look like them, think like them and
importantly create like them.
The world of the metaverse does not care what color you are, what gender
you are, your religious preferences, educational levels, nor what is in
your bank account. Here you can own stuff; ideas, property, Art, digital land
and create your world. Whether you’re just starting out in tech or you have
the experience to lead, you’ll have work that you can create that challenges
you to be creative and innovative. Building your creativity and innovative
skills will drive your success to build your community and support others
that are around you in your community.
There are potential collaborations, cooperation’s, and changers that
include risk-taking and networking. The metaverse will require you to
be part of diverse communities. Your community that looks like you,
that talks like you, that acts like you and is willing to grow and is passionate
like you to provide services, resources, education and building lives to be
better and to grow.
“Always have conversations – you never know what a dialogue might spark.
A simple coffee chat with someone might inspire a drastic change in your
career choice for the future,” Aditi says. Careers are not all about higher
education, they are not all about college degrees and choices of major
and minor degrees. There is creativity and innovation!!!
As a STEAM Educator and involved in technology on multiple levels in
elementary, middle school and higher education I tell my students don’t
be afraid to take a risk, learn as much as you can, make sure your
collaborating and don’t wait for the right opportunity to come to you.
Be creative, be innovative and go after your dreams.
Now is the time for people of color and culture to drive to their dreams
of new purposes and influences for them. There are rooms, places
of safety, acceptance, encouragement, potential and purpose for
everyone. Silicon Valley is not the only place where smart people are,
where new tech is being developed and where people of color are
promoted, mentored and encouraged and inspired for success.
The Metaverse is calling people of color and culture to show your
innovation and creativity. Get your META on brothers and sisters!!!!
Check out places online like The Black Metaverse on Clubhouse
“Augmenting Your Reality Through the Metaverse,”
Education Conference with William and Aida Jackson
Educ8 Community “Room Share Thoughts and Ideas”
The Black Metaverse https://blackmetaverse.io/index.html
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