From CompliNEWS | Financial Service Intelligence Watch
While still in the developmental stage, the Metaverse aims to create a whole new virtual platform for information gathering, interactive communications, and counterintelligence, reports the International Policy Digest. But observers are questioning whether it will have adequate safeguards to protect all the applications which are being developed for it and whether it will have the potential to be used for criminal or terrorist activity.
In a recent article for the National League of Cities, the Metaverse was described as follows: ‘It’s an online space that digitally recreates the real world. For others, it is a shift in how people interact with their world, using technologies like 3D computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and blockchain to form new immersive virtual world experiences.’
The Metaverse, which is still in the developmental stage, incorporates artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other ‘augmented reality’ software to create a whole new virtual platform for information gathering, interactive communications, and counterintelligence. This emerging platform already has some real applications which you may have heard of like virtual digital real estate and other new applications.
The question becomes, will it have the potential to be used for criminal or terrorist activity? Will it have adequate safeguards built in to protect all the applications which are being developed for it?
Social media platforms are used by hundreds of millions of people every day, but did you know they are also a huge source for intelligence gathering? There are many tools that can be used to collect and analyse data across all the major platforms including Google, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. These tools are used by both corporate as well as government and military entities to gather information on all sorts of data.
What happens if Metaverse information falls into the wrong hands?