Recently, Tyrone Taborn launched his latest book in the US STEM City. Metaquake USA: What the Metaverse Is and How It Will Shape Your Future it incorporates the views of some of the people behind the internet revolution. Among them are Mark Dean, Melvin Greer, Chris Jones, Colin Parris, Joseph Saulter, and Kevin Kornegay. Metaquake is now available online at Amazon
Their stories provide insights into the technologies that power the metaverse, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), gaming, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain, which allow ownership of virtual objects in the STEM City USA metaverse.
“This book began on the STEM City USA metaverse platform with virtual interviews recorded for my Metaquake USA talk series,” writes Taborn. “We wanted our first book about the metaverse to start in the metric and show the endless possibilities of networking virtually with a focus on social connection.”
In this book, which expands on the chapter on technology in his 2006 New York Times bestseller compiled by Tavis Smiley, Taborn argues that people of color have lost color in every industrial age.
In the introduction, H. Russell Frisby Jr., an expert on the regulatory and corporate issues that arise as the energy and telecommunications industries change, explains how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) encouraged Black people to get involved in telecommunications 30 -plus a year. since then.
“The conference focused on opportunities in the long-distance and cellular resale markets because the barriers to entry were low at that point—everyone was on an equal footing starting from scratch,” he wrote.
Sadly, many significant opportunities were lost during the first and second generations of the telecommunications revolution as Black-owned businesses concentrated in the health care and social assistance, transportation and warehousing industries.
However, Taborn is convinced that as new paths emerge in metric development, minorities are poised to seize the day in Web3, which includes the metaverse, VR, AR, and digital assets like cryptocurrency and sky tokens. -exchangeable (NFTs).
Currently, 66.1 percent of computer scientists are white, 25 percent are Asian, and 1 percent are black or African-American.
“As alternative technology emerges, Ty Taborn highlights the contributions and lessons of past minorities and shows a path for minority advancement in the emerging future,” said Colin Parris , senior vice president, and chief technology officer of GE Digital.
Ted Childs, principal of Ted Childs LLC, describes Metaquake as a 21st century opportunity to bridge the digital divide using a metaverse similar to STEM City USA.
According to a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) report, private high-tech industries are dominated by white men. One study found that in Silicon Valley technology firms, 57 percent of employees were white, 36 percent were Asian-American, 1.6 percent were Hispanic, and less than 1 percent were African-American.
With his latest collaboration, Metaquake USA, author Taborn highlights the successes, challenges and lessons learned for Blacks in technology. Each chapter of the book includes the contributions of award-winning Black computer scientists, engineers, and technologists.
Nicholas Donofrio, a 44-year IBM veteran who used his leadership position and influence to help create opportunities for minority youth and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, describes Taborn’s book as ” good on you.”
“In the half century that I have known Tyrone Taborn, he has led a life of great dedication to bridging the gaps of race and inequality. It now calls for a critical new agenda for a rapidly changing technological world,” wrote Daniel Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap and retired director of the program on environmental and nuclear policy at the University of California at Santa Cruz. .
In 1986, Taborn founded and became chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc., a talent management and career development company that publishes US Black Engineer & Information Technology, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology, and Women of Color magazines. He also presented the award-winning syndicated television show, Success Through Education. In 2006, Taborn was a contributing author to The Covenant with Black America, a New York Times bestseller compiled by Tavis Smiley. (“Tyrone Taborn – Career Communications Group, Inc.”) Taborn is the founder of the Black Families Technology Week Program, La Familia Technology Awareness Week, and the Native American Technology Awareness Project. Metaquake is now available online at Amazon.