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Exclusive: ‘Godmother of the Metaverse’ Cathy Hackl to work with Orlando on new tech strategy. Here's why.

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Exclusive: ‘Godmother of the Metaverse’ Cathy Hackl to work with Orlando on new tech strategy. Here's why.
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Cathy Hackl says her first augmented reality experience happened in Orlando when she rode The Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Since her ride in a Doom Buggy through the mansion, Hackl has built a career in technologies that allow people to interact with a virtual world. Today, she leads metaverse consultancy Futures Intelligence Group, through which she will work with the Orlando Economic Partnership and other local partners on an initiative to establish the area from Orlando to Miami as the MetaCenter, a hub for technologies that power the metaverse.