US, China race to militarize the metaverse

In one more realm of US-China rivalry, each superpowers are treating the rising metaverse as a contested navy area.

The metaverse is a digital, parallel world created because of developments within the web, digital actuality, networking applied sciences and augmented actuality, to call however a couple of of its technological enablers. Presently, there isn’t any single unified metaverse however reasonably fragmentation of a number of metaverses created by varied corporations and programmers.

Whereas the idea and applied sciences are nonetheless of their infancy, the metaverse has many numerous and vital protection functions starting from coaching, mission planning and simulation, weapons design and even fight operations. That potential is already placing the US and China on a digital world collision course.

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