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About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with tech strategy & solutions, and the co-founder of Metacademy, a free educational platform that teaches practical applications of blockchain, crypto, NFTs, Web3, and the metaverse.
Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, co-hosts the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett, and writes the popular daily business blog, Think About This.

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Now Hear This

The F.D.A. has cleared a path for hearing aids to be sold over the counter. Today, buying a hearing aid requires a trip to an audiologist, hearing tests, and a prescription, followed by a huge expense not covered by insurance. This is set to change as soon as October. Continue Reading →

TikTok’s Amazing Text-to-Image AI Backgrounds

Want to know how fast virtual worlds are going to appear? TikTok recently added a new effect called "AI greenscreen." Users type a description, then the AI does its best to interpret the prose and output an image that can be used as a background for a TikTok video. Continue Reading →

The Standard Model of the Metaverse

When someone says "the metaverse," what do they mean? At the moment, the observable metaverse is a continuum that spans experiences from virtual reality (VR) through mixed reality (MR) to augmented reality (AR). The experiences are different, but some of the most successful metaverse projects share many common creative and technological attributes. What are they? To help figure it out, we've been developing a framework we call the Standard Model of the Metaverse. Continue Reading →