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Building a Better Reality, Together

Empowering global communities to create and explore thriving virtual worlds through the wonder of emerging technologies. 


Why Tom Started The Virtual World Society:

Dr. Tom Furness, the Grandfather of Virtual Reality, spent nearly six decades pioneering immersive technologies to improve lives. Inspired by the potential of virtual worlds to connect and empower communities, Tom established the Virtual World Society to harness human creativity and build a better reality for all.

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Fireside Chat with Dr. Tom Furness


Community Event with Dr. Angelina Dayton

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Event Highlights

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How We Can Help Your Community?

The Virtual World Society helps communities create an integrated ecosystem of emerging technology experts and social good organizations to help transform lives.


Our council of experts in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), spatial computing, data, and artificial intelligence (AI) ensures responsible development and ethical adoption for maximum social benefit.

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We foster strong partnerships with local organizations, educators, and businesses. Together, we co-create and deploy immersive tech solutions to address unique community needs, and foster sustainable growth.


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HomeSpark: Igniting Positive Change: Our flagship program leverages the power of VR, AR, and AI to empower families, improve education, and create lasting positive change in communities worldwide.


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Tiina Vuorio
Executive Director, Helsinki XR Center

Helsinki XR Center is very excited to share this mission and initiate a new collaboration with Virtual World Society for building an inclusive, accessible and sustainable future for everyone through immersive reality technologies.

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Dr. Les Hannah
Director of Education, United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians

The Virtual World Society is helping our tribal community preserve and revitalize our culture using technology.


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Lorelle Van Fossen
Executive Director, Educators in VR


The Virtual World Society is the #1 thought leader within the emerging technology space.


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Good People Doing Good Things

Our Science and Ethics Council and Alliance for Good are here to help you navigate our rapidly changing world. Learn more about what the future will look like and how to prepare. 

Check out these books:

Our Next Reality: How the AI-Powered Metaverse will Reshape the World by Alvin Graylin and Louis Rosenberg
Interconnected Realities: How the Metaverse Will Transform Our Relationship with Technology Forever by Leslie Shannon




Tune In To The Podcast

Listen to the experts talk about deployment on the Virtual World Society Podcast with Maxwell McGee.


Join The Community

Do you see the world changing rapidly around you? Do you want to learn more about what is happening and how to get involved?

VWS Podcast Episode list
XR guild discord
educators in vr discord

The World of Technology is Rapidly Converging

Learn more about the Essential Eight technologies outlined by PWC. How will the convergence of these technologies effect your life?  Find out more about the Future of Jobs from the World Economic Forum. Become a member to stay up to date on how and why things are changing and how it will effect you.