Once Upon Tomorrow: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

Once Upon Tomorrow: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

by Shurick Agapitov
Once Upon Tomorrow: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

Once Upon Tomorrow: Harnessing the New Opportunities the Metaverse Creates

by Shurick Agapitov


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Shurick Agapitov’s Once Upon Tomorrow unpacks the sometimes vague concept of the metaverse and shares the opportunities that are and will be available within this new world.

Thirty years ago, the advent of the internet changed the world. For the first time in human history, the collected knowledge of all mankind was freely available to every man, woman, and child on the planet with the click of a few buttons.

Fifteen years ago, the world changed again with the widespread availability and adoption of smartphones that put the full power of the internet in the palm of our hands whenever we want and wherever we are.

As monumental as these advancements were, they were just the warmup for the change that’s coming next. In just a few years, we won’t think of “going on the internet” to look up information and find entertainment. Instead, we’ll already be in the internet, living, working, and playing in an endless virtual world that will turn everything we think we know about the internet on its head.

Welcome to the Metaverse.

In Once Upon Tomorrow, visionary tech CEO Shurick Agapitov dives deep into this new age of the internet by unpacking exactly what the Metaverse is and what it will become. It’s not about pixels and computer chips; it’s a total paradigm shift what will revolutionize how people interact, share stories, create and implement ideas, conduct business, and literally live their lives.

The Metaverse will be the biggest change any of us have ever seen. Fortunately, Shurick Agapitov is here to take you by the hand and welcome you into this wild, wonderful new universe of opportunity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637632659
Publisher: Forefront Books
Publication date: 03/05/2024
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 517,991
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Aleksandr (Shurick) Agapitov, founder of Xsolla, a company he started in 2015 to connect the global gaming community through technology, creativity, experience, and financial components. As the gaming industry’s leading platform, Xsolla connects and adds value and opportunity for game developers, publishers, IP holders, and investors worldwide. Today, Xsolla’s products and services operate in more than 200 countries and territories with the support of more than 20 languages and over 700 payment methods.

Born in 1984, Agapitov grew up in Perm, Russia, a challenging environment within the old Soviet Union. At fifteen, he drew upon his entrepreneurial spirit, strengths in math, and belief in the power of education to start an online currency exchange service, transitioning into the area of digital gaming and aggregation. He moved to the United States with his wife Yana in 2009.

Xsolla continues to grow its footprint across customers, gamers, and the investment community. Agapitov also carries a strong interest and investment portfolio in healthcare science and technology, specifically with life extension.

Agapitov studied Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Perm with post-graduate education at Harvard Business School, Wharton, and UCLA Anderson School of Management.
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