Recently, Tyrone Taborn launched his latest book in STEM City USA. Metaquake USA: What the Metaverse is and how it will shape your future contains the views of some of the people behind the internet revolution. They include Mark Dean, Melvin Greer, Chris Jones, Colin Parris, Joseph Saulter and Kevin Kornegay. Metaquake is now available online at Amazon
Their stories offer insight into the technologies that drive the metaverse, such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), gaming, cryptocurrencies, and blockchain, which enable the 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 conversation series,” writes Taborn. “We wanted our first book about the metaverse to start in the metaverse, while showing the endless capabilities of virtual networking with a focus on social connection.”
In this book, which builds on his technology chapter in the 2006 New York Times bestseller compiled by Tavis Smiley, Taborn argues that people of color have been losers in every industrial age.
In the foreword, H. Russell Frisby Jr., an expert on the regulatory and corporate issues that arise as the energy and telecommunications industries change, recounts how the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has encouraged Black people in telecommunications for 30-plus years get involved. ago.
“The conference focused on opportunities in the long-distance resale and cellular markets because the barriers to entry at that time were low—everyone was on an equal footing from ground zero,” he wrote.
Unfortunately, there were many significant opportunities during the first and second generations of the telecommunications revolution, as black-owned businesses concentrated in health care and social assistance, transportation, and warehousing industries.
Nevertheless, Taborn is certain that as new paths in metaverse development rise, minorities are poised to seize the day in Web3, which includes the metaverse, VR, AR and digital assets such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Currently, 66.1 percent of computer scientists are white, 25 percent are Asian, and 1 percent are black or African American.
“As yet another era-changing technology emerges, Ty Taborn highlights the contributions and lessons of the past for minorities and points a path for minority advancement in the emerging future,” said Colin Parris, GE senior vice president and chief technology officer. Digital said.
Ted Childs, principal of Ted Childs LLC, describes Metaquake as a 21st century opportunity to overcome the digital divide using a metaverse like STEM City USA.
According to a recent report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), white men dominate private high-tech industries. One study found that in Silicon Valley tech 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 successes, challenges and lessons learned for Black people in technology. Each chapter of the book contains the significant contributions of award-winning Black computer scientists, engineers and technologists.
Nicholas Donofrio, a 44-year-old IBM veteran who has used his leadership position and influence to create opportunities for minority youth and women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, describes Taborn’s book as “well done.”
“For the half century that I have known Tyrone Taborn, he has led a life of extraordinary commitment to bridging gaps of race and inequality. He is now setting out a much-needed critical new agenda for a rapidly changing technological world,” writes Daniel Hirsch, president of the Committee to Bridge the Gap and retired program director of environmental and nuclear policy at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
In 1986, Taborn founded the 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 produced the award-winning syndicated television show Success Through Education. In 2006, Taborn was a contributing author to The Covenant with Black America, the New York Times bestseller edited by Tavis Smiley. (“Tyrone Taborn—Career Communications Group, Inc.”) Taborn is the founder of the Black Family Technology Week program, La Familia Technology Awareness Week and the Native American Technology Awareness Project. Metaquake is now available online at Amazon.