New technology is exciting. The internet changed the face of the world, and there’s another change coming on the horizon that has the entire tech world abuzz with anticipation.
That advancement is the metaverse, which is already seeing a huge influx of interest and use.
This virtual reality-based online universe is set to change how we interact, shop, learn, and so much more by connecting the world like never before. But with these exciting advancements, there also comes the potential for danger. The internet saw the rise of cybercrime, a new subsection of criminal activity that pilfers billions upon billions of dollars from unsuspecting internet users every year with no end in sight.
So, the question becomes, will the metaverse, with all of its world-changing potential, be just another platform for malicious actors to take advantage of the world’s population and enrich themselves through nefarious acts?
The answer is a clear and bold “yes.”
That’s why before the metaverse becomes a part of our daily lives, we must first look at ways to strengthen the security of this new online atmosphere and make it a safe place for everyone.
What is the Metaverse?
When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company was rebranding itself to become “Meta,” it made many people believe that the term metaverse had something to do exclusively with Facebook and its famous captain.
That’s actually not true.
When we say metaverse, it’s like using terms like “the web” or “cyberspace” to describe the internet. We’re not discussing a singular specific piece of technology. It’s more of a shift in how we both view and interact with technology.