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From virtual worlds to the metaverse: What will our future look like?

This is a special Straits Times resource for pre-university students as part of The Straits Times-Ministry of Education News Outreach Programme.

Bloomberg estimated that business activities over the metaverse could reach US$800 billion (S$1.1 trillion) in 2024. PHOTO: AFP
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The team behind the ST-MOE News Outreach Programme has compiled a series of news resources for you. This week, we look at the opportunities and challenges presented by a shared virtual world, and how we might leverage these opportunities and address the challenges.

Bloomberg estimated that business activities over the metaverse could reach US$800 billion (S$1.1 trillion) in 2024. Cyber-criminal activities are also expected to grow along with the increase in business opportunities. The most insidious are hackers eavesdropping on your metaverse experiences and stealing your identity.

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