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Metaverse platforms and devices collect a lot more intimate data on individuals. PHOTO: ISTOCKPHOTO
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SINGAPORE - Virtual reality headsets or haptic suits may soon be the thing people reach for when they try on new clothes, talk to colleagues, attend a concert or visit exotic destinations.

Such interactions in the metaverse, the immersive 3D universe offering people experiences and a parallel virtual life, may not be in too distant a future as more firms - from luxe brands to hotels and entertainment giants - buy virtual land and build interactive spaces.

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