The metaverse is the next era of the internet, and we use technology like augmented and virtual reality to submerge ourselves in the digital world.
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You all must be knowing the introduction, benefits, and future of the metaverse. However, in this guide, we are going to cover that nobody talks about. Yes! You are right. The cons of the metaverse. They are listed below. Let’s see every negative point in detail.
1. Privacy Problems
With all this digitization that has been provided by the metaverse, one more thing comes -privacy challenges.
We even have privacy concerns for browsing the web because of tracking our activities online. In the metaverse, tracking is likely to become even more intense.
For example, VR headsets will include eye-tracking technology, because of which they could know where exactly we are looking and for how long. not only this, but companies will also capture our physical reactions and can measure our emotions. Enormous amounts of data could be collected and used by companies for marketing or other purposes.
2. Protecting Our Kids
It’s difficult for parents to keep track of their children and their online activities. This challenge will get intense with the metaverse because we can’t see the world they’re looking at in their VR headset, and there is no process for controlling their screens using tablets or phones.
3. Health Concerns
When we have experienced an outstanding world and have to come back into the real-life, there is a huge difference and it may happen some people can’t handle this. It can make them depressed and upset.
Along with internet or gaming addictions, spending all the time in the metaverse could be an even bigger issue in the future.
There is the possibility that many people will be enjoying violent games in VR where you can shoot a gun at someone or strangle the person. These immersive experiences will feel very real and can affect people’s behavior badly. It could lead to people becoming desensitized to their behaviors. Because of all this, there is a risk that people will be more likely to follow that behavior in the real world due to VR desensitization.
5. Identity Hacking
In the virtual world, anything can happen. There can be a possibility to hack our avatars and steal our online identities. In the worst case, if this happens, the hacker could pretend to be you and could cause great damage in your virtual and real worlds.
To avoid this, we must concentrate on security in the metaverse and reduce VR-related cybercrime.