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According to Wikepidia, in futurism and science fiction, the Metaverse is a hypothetical iteration of the Internet as a single, universal and immersive virtual world that is facilitated by the use of virtual reality and augmented reality headsets. As time went on and technological advancments became the norm, we became familiar with a different definition. Many of us will describe the metaverse as an immersive virtual reality version of the internet where people can interact with digital objects and digital representations of themselves and others and can move more or less freely from one virtual environment to another. Combined digital and real reality, or Metaverse, will provide us with vast amounts of information – so we can expect to discover new ways to process and work with this data. In the meantime, it is important to understand how to deal with various privacy issues that come along with this technology.
According to analyticsinsight.net, social media is currently used by about 45% of the world’s population. As government officials have not developed any restrictions or regulations regarding social media data use, it is impossible to estimate the amount of information that accumulates on users. Recent years have seen an increase in phishing attempts, botnets, and malware distributed via social media for the purpose of collecting sensitive information. All of these challenges are unlikely to disappear with the advent of the Metavers, and we might have to prepare for the exact opposite – a world where our personal data will be more exposed than ever before.
Furthermore, there is the issue of the Metaverse hardware and related devices. Metaverse will probably need to utilize different devices to collect data that hasn’t been collected before, In the current state of the development of the Metaverse, most proponents propose a new set of hardware technologies. In order to obtain the best results, an eyepiece will capture both eye and head movements in order to give the complete picture. Additionally, they will also collect data on facial reactions and hand movements. Besides fingerprints, this hardware will also be able to capture iris biometrics. This new data will offer a variety of new insights, but it also poses a complex challenge when it comes to securing private information.
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