In technology, first-mover advantage is often significant. This is why BigTech and other online platforms are beginning to acquire software businesses to position themselves for the arrival of the Metaverse. They hope to be at the forefront of profound changes that the Metaverse will bring in relation to digital interactions between people, between businesses, and between them both. The revolutionary nature of the Metaverse offers an exciting and innovative experience for businesses but is likely to also give rise to a range of complex legal and regulatory issues. The opportunities within the Metaverse are vast, making it essential to understand its complexity and the risks.
Navigating the metaverse
In the space of a very short time, businesses are focusing on what the metaverse means for them. In addition to commercialising the opportunities available to them, such as new channels to market and enhanced customer engagement, businesses will need to understand and address the associated risks.
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Privacy in a Parallel Digital Universe: The Metaverse
For many years, the immersive three-dimensional digital world has been left to the cinematic experience. However, the emergence of the metaverse presents an opportunity to translate everyday activities – working, attending a concert, travelling, shopping, socializing – into a parallel digital universe.
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The Metaverse: Opportunities and challenges for businesses
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