The Metaverse or security in the “verse”

- 28 June, 2023
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The next stage is the Metaverse, the digital space with infinite possibilities in the universe (verse). The Metaverse or the multiverse of Marvel, we do not know how far the possibilities will go and even those of Web3 but it is clear that cybersecurity is one of the key pillars.

Security in the Metaverse or any other new trend or technology will be part of the success. They promise us interaction and that means access and data. Both Web3 and the Metaverse use technologies that are based on the Blockchain and thanks to this, cryptocurrencies or NFTs can be generated or used as a secure method for user login or identification.

From an industrial point of view, what began with simple digital designs has evolved into increasingly immersive environments in which process simulations that allow us to interact between robots and digital human avatars are the most common. Now let’s imagine that we are working in the connected industry. We have our avatar together with the “new digital twins” or what is the same, our machinery in the Metaverse at our fingertips, like never before. But suddenly, surprise, our avatar has become independent and is managing the machinery. Can you imagine that they supplant your identity in the Metaverse? If we no longer had enough with reality, on top of that they “steal” our avatar.

Well, it can happen, but here is where the industry and technology companies are focusing. Both with new technologies such as 5G, which are already born pre-designed to be secure, as well as the use of biometrics, which is at the forefront of the safest identification systems, come together to almost be an “invincible system”.

Having said that, working in digital environments, for example from the Metaverse, is going to give us a very wide vision and room for manoeuvre. Who doesn’t want to get ahead of supply chain bottlenecks and develop “digital twins” if I fix the problem? Having a digital platform to map supply lines virtually will help us simulate product runs in advance and spot any issues that may arise. And if we talk about a very advanced level, it will allow us to have an overview of all assets (products, employees, distribution chain, etc.) and collect information to be able to analyze and apply it.

And if we also use computer vision technologies to measure different ratios of supply and demand in real time or analyze which tasks are priorities for future development, the execution will be almost perfect.

Creating synthetic worlds and subsets to check what effect multiple variables have is an advantage. As Doctor Strange said in one of the Marvel movies, “I never saw your future, only its possibilities.”

As in Marvel, we may have several universes, the 838 or the 616?

Virtual simulation has the answer, at least in the reality of the universe...