Dangers of a New Reality: How China Could Weaponize the Metaverse

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
January 19, 2022China in Focus

A place where you can be who you want to be, go where you want to go—that, and more, is what the Metaverse is promising.

Crypto and FinTech attorney Felix Shipkevich calls it “a brave new world.”

Paris Hilton welcomed 2022 by throwing a new year’s party in the Metaverse.

On top of the celebrity hype, many are touting the ability to connect, buy virtual goods, and explore virtual worlds. But under it lies a darker side.

Bob Gourley, Chief Technology Officer at OODA, said “privacy is one of the biggest issues we’re tracking”

John Mac Ghlionn, researcher at the Brownstone Institute, said, “If there are no regulators, there are no rules.”

And concerns have arisen, as foreign powers like China buy up large swaths of virtual land.

In this special report, we look at what that means going forward, from people looking for a place to escape reality, to future wars that could break out.


Watch the full report online.

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