A software engineer at EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Photo: AP
A software engineer at EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Photo: AP

Chinese state-owned think tank flags national security risks of metaverse, citing potential political and social problems

  • The metaverse will have implications for ‘political security’ and its development requires government regulation, state-run think tank says
  • This buzzword became more popular during the Covid-19 pandemic, when people confined to their homes took to video games like Fortnite

Topic |   US-China tech war
A software engineer at EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Photo: AP
A software engineer at EPFL's Laboratory for Experimental Museology (eM+) explores with a virtual reality helmet the most detailed 3D map of the universe with the virtual reality software VIRUP, developed by Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Photo: AP
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