Meta, Apple and Microsoft want to collect your biometric and health data. We need to change the way we deal with data before it's too late.
Business & Government
Who owns your metaverse avatar? This question is fundamental for the future of metaverses, digital services and human rights.
"When comparing Meta — formerly Facebook — and Microsoft's approaches to the metaverse, it's clear Microsoft has a much more grounded and realistic vision," argues an analyst at data analytics/consultancy company GlobalData.
Seoul says it will be the first major city government to enter the metaverse. On Nov. 3, the South Korean capital announced a plan to make a variety of public services and cultural events available in the metaverse, an immersive internet that relies on virtual reality. If the plan is successful, Seoul residents can visit a virtual city hall to do everything from touring a historic site to filing a civil complaint by donning virtual reality goggles.
Mark Zuckerberg recently dedicated a long interview to the subject, so the metaverse must be a thing. I want to share my definition, because I think it is simple, and useful.
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