Masters of Disruption

How the gamer generation built the future. A serialized longform project by David Kushner, exclusively in Disruptor.

How the Webkinz craze seeded Generation Metaverse.
Masters of Disruption: How the Gamer Generation Built the Future [9]Listen now | Twenty million kids couldn't get enough of Neopets - and neither could advertisers. How a virtual animal kingdom became a product placemen…
Masters of Disruption: How the Gamer Generation Built the Future [8]Listen now (2 min) | Long before Meta, there was Second Life.
Id Software co-founder Tom Hall on the metaverse, Commander Keen, and the importance of pushwalls. "There's more than appears," he says.
For the engineers of the metaverse, all roads lead to the Holodeck.
For visionary sci-fi authors William Gibson and Neal Stephenson, the future of our virtual lives starts with games.
The gamer community inspired Alexis Ohanian to co-found Reddit. The future of our virtual lives, he says, will rise from the bottom up too.
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