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Although not opposed, Tyrone Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group (CCG), similarly advocates for using his position to democratize information and opportunity and empower underrepresented groups around the world to participate in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) ) advocate reaching out to. ) are motivated to open doors. As a leader of the media company CCG, as part of its daily work working with global technology companies and government organizations to recruit, develop and retain top minorities in tech sectors, Taborn provides a comprehensive Metaverse platform. Member of STEM City USA. Founder and “mayor”. that promotes STEM education, diversity, and inclusion.
STEM City USA is a comprehensive metaverse platform promoting STEM education, diversity and… [+] Inclusion.
STEM City USA
To understand STEM City USA, it is important to first understand the metaverse and what is envisioned for the future of online connections. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, explains it this way: “Like the Internet, the Metaverse will help you connect with people when you’re not physically in the same place and allow us to be together in person.” is required.” Although it is still early days, the World Economic Forum explains how the development of virtual reality, blockchain, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and crypto assets is vital to the metaverse. The result is expected to increase communication and connection in the metaverse while decentralizing, and therefore, democratizing, labor and the contribution of individuals.
“With Metaverse, we can increase the ability to give humans the opportunity to collaborate, yet you will have the ability to acknowledge your contributions, so you don’t have to worry about sharing data,” said Tayborn. Said. Individual contributors will be rewarded with crypto assets and NFTs. He continued, “We are going to move from major corporations controlling everything to individuals controlling everything. With STEM City USA, we are giving control back to individuals and communities around the world.
According to Taborn, STEM City USA is the epitome of a hub where technical disciplines converge, fostering collaboration, innovation and exploration. While STEM City USA is the prime location for this digital environment, the Metaverse community eliminates geographic boundaries, allowing for global interconnection and representation.
Taborn sees STEM City USA as a community of cities that are distinctive and tailored to their unique context – whether based on geographic location, cultural nuances or national identity. Cities aim to reflect the diversity and richness of a dynamic, growing and global community.
Taborn tells visitors about STEM City USA’s commitment to democratizing data, ideas and labor. “What we’ve tried to do is use the metaverse to help underrepresented people find equality and help bridge the digital divide,” he said. “Up to this point in digital history, everything has been based on who owns the server. If you own the server, you own the data. With blockchain and the decentralization of data, we are now at one of the biggest transformative moments in history. In the Metaverse, creators can adopt and benefit from their contributions.
STEM City USA has created a special cyber currency that allows visitors to create NFTs so they can own whatever they create on the platform. Taborn explained, “It’s a business model in which you contribute, you have a new economic platform to grow on. I can’t win if you lose.” He continued, “We can change the distribution of wealth in the world, so that people now have control over their own labor and contribution, instead of selling their labor to large corporations and others to use and make decisions . We are STEM City. The stock exchange for the United States is not being built on money, but on labor.”
The current version of STEM City USA includes a resource room, military museum, meeting rooms, and spaces for social interaction. Unlike a video conferencing service that requires participants to schedule a meeting, Metaverse provides the opportunity for collaboration and access to meeting rooms 24/7.
Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois, have already signed on, with additional cities to begin construction over the course of the next year. Taborn envisions that over time, additional cities will be added to the platform, governed by local communities from diverse cultures around the world – Hispanic, Indian, African, Jamaican, and many more.
Tyrone Taborn (R), mayor of STEM City USA, with Matthew Bowman of the Black Engineer of the Year Association… [+] (L) and Maryland Governor Wes Moore (C).
Sponsors of STEM City USA include technology giants Lockheed Martin, Amazon and Leidos. If approved, STEM City USA would receive a significant boost from a $2 million budget proposed by Senator Chris Van Holland of Maryland. The congressionally directed spending request will advance STEM City USA Baltimore’s partnership with the Educational Development Foundation at Public School 103’s Justice Thurgood Marshall Center.
STEM City USA’s presence extends beyond the digital world to the physical world, as proposed at STEM City USA Baltimore. “We are going to take the kids who are there cleaning windshields and train them in skills like Unity [3D game engine], and other skill sets that are essential to the Metaverse,” Taborn said. “These students will be trained in the physical realm, and then put to work in the STEM City USA Metaverse platform as it expands to thousands of other schools in other cities.”
Taborn said he is working with Reverend Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse Jackson to live stream educational activities presented in Baltimore to communities around the world, and vice versa. One component of the future will be an AI-powered digital library of podcasts, videos, text and photographs spanning fifty years of diversity in STEM.
Tyrone Taborn, Mayor of STEM City USA and CEO of Career Communications Group, appeared on the radio talk show… [+] Host Larry Young and Reverend Al Sharpton at National Action Network Meeting in Baltimore in 2022
STEM City USA uses machine learning to learn from every interaction. “Cities have gotten smart and are building on that knowledge,” Teyborn said. Although STEM City USA has its roots in providing STEM education and opportunities to underrepresented groups, Taborn aims to expand to legal advice, mental health care, mentoring and more.
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