TechTalks: Metaverse a new frontier that needs clearer laws

Bloomberg estimated that business activities over the metaverse could reach US$800 billion (S$1.1 trillion) in 2024. PHOTO: AFP
New: Gift this subscriber-only story to your friends and family

SINGAPORE - Two avatars - yours and your business partner's - confirm a million-dollar deal in the metaverse, except that you know nothing about the virtual conversation. Someone has hacked your avatar and stolen your identity in the metaverse.

This could be an actual scenario in the future in the metaverse, a term to describe immersive virtual spaces.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and straitstimes.com

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.