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Is the metaverse all hype or the next big driver of disruption?

According to many futurologists, tech entrepreneurs and investors, the metaverse will boost the economy. But is there any substance to this assertion?

Tilmann Schaal, LGT
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The metaverse’s virtual worlds are still a difficult concept for us to grasp. But the discussion about the impact the new digital technology could have on our lives has already gained considerable momentum.

In this video, Thomas Wille, Chief Investment Officer (LGT Private Banking Europe), and digital expert Patrick Comboeuf explain what we can expect from the metaverse and what kind of implications it could have, especially for the economy and investors.

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