Companies like Meta and Apple are already implementing this new technology on their products. Before going into more details, you need to know what exactly Metaverse is…
What exactly is Metaverse?
Metaverse is a fictional and virtual universe where people can shop, interact, and even do business through their virtual “avatars”. In short, Metaverse is a virtual-reality “world” where avatars have a “life”. Imagine this… You have your own personal avatar (inside metaverse) where you can buy things, have a job, and even fall in love all from the comfort of your sofa!
Metaverse uses technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and even blockchain technology. In the coming future, metaverse may take many forms like gaming, online communities, and even business meetings! Metaverse is also known as the “3D internet”… It is actually like the internet, but instead of “browsing” it — we “live” it.
Fun Fact: Facebook changed its name to “Meta” in 2021 because the company wishes to focus more on the new technology. Meta has already invested more than $10 billion dollars in the industry of metaverse.
Metaverse may sound crazy and even a little scary…
Is Metaverse a “dangerous” technology?
Like any technology, the metaverse also has its “dangerous” sides… Identity theft may be one of the most dangerous risks of the metaverse. This is because not only our personal information like name, credit card number, and bank account details will be easier to hack or “steal” but also our biometrical data (like eye pupil or body movements)!
Physical threats are also a very dangerous aspect of this new technology… For example, an attacker can simply hack into the users VR headset and change the physical boundaries, causing them to fall down the stairs in the “real world” instead of walking ahead in the “virtual world”. Cyberbullying, abuse and even harassment also plays a massive risk when it comes to the metaverse.
What impact will it have on the future?
The metaverse has the possibility to change the way we interact, shop online, learn and even work. Metaverse may even change the entertainment industry. Imagining having infinite concerts to go to with amazing special affects! What we know for sure is that the metaverse will come and cause at least some changes in our lives. Some countries like UAE and South Korea are already implementing metaverse in their governments.
In conclusion, when applying necessary actions and protection, the metaverse isn’t a “dangerous” technology (even though some parts need more attention and security). If used correctly, it can actually help us and our world. The only thing left for us to do is sit back and watch the metaverse grow…
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