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Department of Computer Science and Technology

The Wednesday Seminar by our alumnus Herman Narula - the CEO of Improbable and author of Virtual Society - planned for 9th November has had to be postponed.

We are disappointed to be sharing this news. But unfortunately Herman is not able to be with us on 9th November. We are hoping to reschedule and will post more details as soon as we have them.

Herman Narula is the co-founder and CEO of Improbable. This is the British metaverse technology company that he co-founded with Robert Whitehead in 2012 while they were both studying for a degree here in Computer Science.

Improbable partners with video game developers, entertainment companies, and defence and academic institutions to enable powerful, virtual worlds of unprecedented size and usefulness. This year, Improbable established M2 (MSquared), a network of interoperable metaverses powered by its Morpheus technology.

M2 allows companies, brands and creators to establish their own metaverses and Web3 businesses within its network, organise large-scale experiences with their communities involving thousands of active participants, and provide interoperability with existing blockchains and Web3 businesses.

Herman is the author of Virtual Society: The Metaverse and the New Frontiers of Human Experience, which was published by Penguin Random House on 11 October. The book offers an exploration of the metaverse, its ancient origins, and how the exchange of value and ideas within and between virtual worlds will expand the possibilities of human life.

In it, Herman draws on deep, cross-disciplinary research in history, sociology and psychology to show readers what the metaverse actually is, why it will matter and why it’s here to stay.

Published by Rachel Gardner on Tuesday 27th September 2022