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Enter space

Space technology is growing fast, and the volume of information that is available from space is unprecedented. What does it mean for businesses and society? In this series of interviews, four space experts share their insights on the current state of the space economy, how they see it evolving, where the opportunities may lie, and what challenges need to be overcome.

Why on earth should business care about space?

– Two decades of technological innovation have unlocked a wealth of space-based opportunities for commercial entities to offer once-unimaginable... services.

Laying the foundations for a space economy

– Space already plays a larger role in our lives than we realize, and it’s only going to grow as new technologies and innovations... open up unimagined economic opportunities.

Space: Building a digital infrastructure above the sky

– Venture capitalist Mark Boggett offers an investor’s view of the strides being made in space technology, its practical applications,... and its potential impact.

There’s a great set of technologies based on all the private capital that’s flowed into the space industry to develop different innovations. But there’s still a disconnect about how those innovations can help people, businesses, or governments function.

Ryan Brukardt

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What is the metaverse—and what does it mean for business?

– No official definition yet exists for the metaverse, but companies can’t afford to wait until one does or the metaverse... fully evolves to start experimenting and investing in it.

The promise and peril of the metaverse

– The metaverse has the potential to radically transform the digital—and global—economy, but many questions remain.

Innovative and practical applications of the metaverse

– There are already a number of use cases in the metaverse in the industrial, consumer goods, and retail sectors, among others,... but the future offers even greater promise.

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The McKinsey Technology Council is a coalition of scientists, engineers, investors, entrepreneurs, and others from external technology organizations to debate, and help business leaders understand important technology trends.

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