Ahead of the Curve
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“What Law Governs the Metaverse?”
Source: Smita Verma, Blockchain Councill
In brief: “Metaverse is a term used to describe an ecosystem that combines virtual reality and mixed reality to offer real-time interactions between people. It comprises concepts such as blockchain technology, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and AI to help users engross themselves in immersive experiences. The technology unlocks the potential of a simulated real-life environment where people can talk, work, and play using specialized glasses, headsets, controllers, and related resources.”
PDAC says: “While this is all still difficult for me to comprehend, it's fascinating (and a bit strange, if not scary).”