People Are Working on Metaverse Digital Identity Security and None too Soon

“The earliest days of the commercial internet, the huge majority of talk was marketing hype, not data security and privacy. Today, at the same time in the metaverse‘s development, a bit more is being said about it. Among the points of common emphasis is the need to lock down users’ digital identities. It is not just experience talking, some of the dangers waiting for the metaverse are unique and uniquely concerning. A white paper by French-based online customer-account service firm Teleperformance sees the metaverse as a “patchwork of individual companies’ siloed experiences,” a description that will be familiar to those who enjoyed the dawn of the commercial internet. Horizontal infrastructure to make digital ID portable is currently lacking. Soon people will begin falling victim to new social-engineering cons. The paper notes that attacks on the internet today are scarily capable of convincing people they are talking to someone familiar when they decidedly are not. The metaverse will see sophisticated attacks using deepfakes that will impersonate avatars and convince people to part with personal data, including biometric identifiers.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

One thought on “People Are Working on Metaverse Digital Identity Security and None too Soon

  1. The fevered, breathless, boundless construction of the dystopia is actually becoming hilarious. Now they are creating a vast dystosphere called the metaverse. This dystosphere is 100% gratuitous; it doesn’t *need* to be invented. It is simply being invented as a way to loot more money, and particularly time, from the citizens, who are already drowning in demoralization, a one way psychological highway to hopelessness and then, extinction. (Has anyone seen the birth rates throughout the west?) The dystosphere is a new, glaring form of digital exploitation. But then, as one would expect, there’s more. The evil architects of the dystosphere already know that it is going to be riddled with digital diseases, such as identity hijacking and the sexual exploitation of minors and adults, cast into the electrons by digital disease super-spreaders such as avatars and bots, programmed, launched and managed by some of the most vile human beings on the face of the earth, the creators of the metaverse-dystosphere themselves, plus their psychotic ideological spawn. Will there be a way to stop the super-spread of the digital diseases? Well of course there will be. Digital Vaccines! Soon to be implanted as leaky chips “under the skin,” just as satan’s bastard child Harari has commanded. So everyone should see that there is nothing to worry about. Gates, Zuckerberg, Bourla, Bancel, Schwab, Fauci, Soros and Xi, among other leading “philanthropists,” will formally proclaim the digital Centurions to be “safe and effective.” Yes, some will explode under the skin and in the brain and kill their hosts, but if we can save just ONE child from the horrors of exploitation, the loss of millions will be well worth it. This is about the welfare of Our Democracy [TM], not the selfish interests of non-essential, mewling, individual, fully expendable human things. Get a grip on self-centered selves. You are not individuals; you are villagers, and it takes a village. Plus the tough actions taken by vastly superior village Elders, who know far better than you because they say so, who incessantly dictate to you and who are Licensed to Kill, at will. The above notwithstanding, there is one thing people should consider. Just as some decide to expand, say, their garages as the kids grow up and enjoy the rite of passage of obtaining cars, which once were instinctively revered symbols of freedom, people should think about constructing additions to their heads so they can comfortably house all the digital vaccine chips they are going to need in the upcoming dystoverse. Given that precisely no one is saying, “What the hell are we doing any of this for in the first place?,” the dystoverse is now, like the computer genie Hal of 2001 Space Odyssey, out of the bottle, spreading wide its black wings, autonomous, power-crazed, unstoppable and 100% committed to the destruction of God’s profound miracles, human beings, and His greatest gifts, free will and the ability to love. All specifically intended to be annihilated in satan’s dystoverse.

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