Wandering around the meta-verse is like playing a video game, but soon it will look exactly like reality. Unlike some dystopian visions of the meta-verse, I think we do not give up on reality and stop participating in the material world. On the other hand, advances in the production of artificial intelligence will likely lead to a realistic imagery that displays accurate replicas of ourselves and propels us toward a super-reality that combines our real world and digital life.
Everything we do today on the internet will happen in metaverse, just with a more engaging visual interface. The virtual content we are dealing with today is low resolution and cartoonish, which makes sense because it is expensive to create realistic content and playfulness is the majority of what is currently available in metaverse. On the other hand, the physical world around us is lively and rich with a personal experience of high-definition material running around the clock – also known as reality.
As technology advances, metaphysical material becomes indistinguishable from physical reality. The driving force behind this change will be a powerful artificial intelligence material production algorithm that uses real-time data to completely recreate versions of ourselves in a digital environment. The question is, where the real world stretches into virtual space: How are you going to prevent bad actors from controlling a realistic virtual version of yourself?
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The growth of the internet and the endless number of incredible digital products and services have created a stream of personal data that has been collected by large companies. Every search engine query, comment, like, profile picture, email and purchase is another comment in our Digital ID Symphony that only certain companies and their algorithms can hear. Metaverse takes data collection to a new level and will be filled with comprehensive content and ever-richer data streams. While we may be willing to exchange our cookie data or information about what we buy for online products and services that make our lives easier, it is not clear that we will be content to give companies the same power over individual biological voice and facial data. required. to create virtual versions of us in super-realistic metaverse.
The way many online services collect data has made more and more people reluctant to share their personal data with networks, especially among Generation Z. When we move on to the super-real metavers, the object is greater because of their incredibly intimate nature. the data needed to make realistic versions of people, including digital copies of our faces, bodies and voices. This is a major obstacle to the development of included and user-friendly metavers, especially when it comes to real-world content.
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If we’re going to put billions of people on board virtual worlds, content creators will have to use artificial intelligence-based algorithms that are trained on real-world data to create a personal, overwhelming experience on a scale. But individuals must be willing to share their intimate biological and personal data with content authors; otherwise the metaverse could end up being nothing more than an endless Zoom call with a bunch of legless torso floating around.
How To Secure Your Realistic Identity In Metaverse
The advent of “surreal” metavers is both exciting and worrying. On the one hand, the meta-index will create new comprehensive avenues for human expression and communication. For example, the transition from parallel calls to video conferencing began just 15 years ago, and it has rapidly transformed the quality of our relationships with family and friends around the world. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl. Imagine for a second you were transposed into the karmic driven world of Earl.
On the other hand, it is possible for platform owners to collect new and increasingly personal information and biometric data from users. Apart from this, bad actors can potentially create harmful content and use it to abuse individuals and communities. Recent examples of this risk are politically incorrect information and sexual misconduct directed at women. When we collectively examine how the meta-index will evolve, we all need to be diligent when it comes to user education, strategy and the precise development of surreal technology and artificial intelligence. Finally, our biggest challenge as we approach virtual metavers powered by artificial intelligence will revolve around who controls user data and the protection measures we put in place to protect individuals.
The first principle of securing your highly realistic self-image in the metaverse is to positively assert ownership of your personal biological data. While it is up to governments to prevent criminals from stealing your data and identities, you can at least use blockchain technology to claim your unrealistic identity and monitor its use by legitimate content creators. Imagine securing your biometric data behind an inflexible symbol (NFT) that represents your surreal identity that only you control. When you move between virtual worlds in metavers, you could use this NFT as a verified login service and control which forums have access to your biometrics.
Contemplate virtual reality headphones that are already capable of tracking users’ eyes, mapping their surroundings and recording their voices. If participation in metaverse is based on the collection of these formats of biological data, then we need to design a system to give individuals control over when and how their data is used. In this regard, Web3 tools, including blockchains and other unlicensed technologies, are necessary to ensure the sovereignty of data in metavers because they can track personalized content on a scale without requiring users to blindly trust third parties for biometric data. their.
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Web3 will put individuals in control of their metaverse identity and biometric data
Attacking a person’s personal identity in the real world is costly in terms of time, resources, and potential consequences. In the context of the internet today, the barrier to personal identity theft has been significantly reduced and millions of people are exposed to these attacks every year. The use of Web3 tools, including NFTs and blockchains, to secure the sovereignty of personal data in metaverse is extremely important, as the deep personal details contained in this data create new opportunities for malicious individuals to imitate individuals and exploit our identity.
These risks are magnified in metaverse. If an attacker can have your photo-realistic digital avatar say or do anything and other users can not tell if they actually see you, it will be much harder to fight fraud and build trust networks that are essential for healthy communities. Metaphorical metaverse will open up new opportunities to work and play in virtual spaces, but this can only happen if there is a profound change in the way data is shared and protected online.
While malicious actors will always be present in metaverse, Web3 technology can provide a set of positives for a positive economy where individuals can share their biometric data securely and securely appear as themselves in metaverse content experiences. It is essential that we create systems that enable individuals to control how they are displayed in the meta-database and who has access to their biometric data. These systems will make custom content creation an approval and collaborative process between content creators and individuals involved. This is a profound change from the motivational structures at the heart of the modern Internet and Web2, where the price for access to the main systems and the best products is to give control of your personal information. For the first time, NFT, blockchains and Web3 tools will enable users to participate in digital economies without having to disclose their data.
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Tom Graham is a lawyer who deals with the internet and society. In the seven years before he founded Metaphysic, Tom, a serial entrepreneur, built technology companies in San Francisco and London. He has always been obsessed with computer photography and computer vision and is now working with the best developers in the space on the next development in how to build and perceive reality – one pixel at a time.
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