Even with our experience building virtual worlds over the past ten years, we understand no single group has all the answers. We have engaged a variety of research institutes, experts and consultancies to develop a series of independent research reports. It aims to rally academic, business and political partners around a conversation on the metaverse, participate in fostering and augmenting this discussion, and address important issues. The first reports were produced by Enders Analysis, a renowned research service with a special focus on new technologies and media. We’d also like to warmly thank our partners and the research institutes and consultancies who helped develop these reports.