RIETI Open BBL Webinar: DX Series

The Present State and Future of the Metaverse As Seen Through the Development of “Cluster”


  • Time and Date: 12:15-13:15, Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Venue: Online
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: Ms. NAKAMURA, Conference Section
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  • KATO Naoto (CEO, Cluster)
    He studied cosmology and quantum computing at the Faculty of Science of Kyoto University. After dropping out of graduate school, he spent about three years as a recluse. In 2015, he founded the VR technology start-up, “Cluster.” In 2017, he released “Cluster,” a VR platform that allows users to hold large-scale virtual events. It has now evolved into a metaverse platform that allows users to not only hold events but also to talk with friends in their favorite avatars and post online games to play.
    He is the author of “Metaverse: Good-bye Atom's Era.” (Shueisha/2022, Japan)
  • KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

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