NASCIO Issues Primer on State Use of Metaverse Technologies

LEXINGTON, Ky., Wednesday, March 29, 2023—today, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released Navigating the Metaverse: Potential Applications and Implications for State Government. The publication is a brief look at some early considerations for state government with respect to the metaverse and related technologies. The publication also includes current and prospective uses for metaverse technology as well as research and input from state government and private sector leaders in the subject.

Some considerations and cautions for states that are detailed in the publication include:

  • Determining the right business case
  • Creating a roadmap
  • Gathering relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring security of metaverse technologies
  • Privacy implications
  • Safety of users including bias and discrimination
  • Accessibility
  • Legal implications
  • Ensuring skilled staff are in place

The publication can be found on NASCIO’s website:

Meredith Ward
Deputy Executive Director
National Association of State Chief Information Officers
[email protected]