Inside the virtual world of the metaverse


In this edition, we take you inside the parallel world of the metaverse Second Life. No pun intended, but with the lockdown and social distancing imposed during the current pandemic, the virtual platform is seeking a second life!


But first, as many countries are easing their lockdown in the wake of the current pandemic, a French entrepreneur has found a way of breaking the chain of contamination by helping individuals figure out if they could have been in touch with potential infected people. This without actually tracing them. We ask Paul Duan, the founder of the website, about potential privacy issues linked to the sensitive medical data tracking apps are collecting. 

Plus, there's no religious ceremony, champagne or banquet halls yet thousands of online guests can attend. Amid the global pandemic, tens of thousands of couples around the world have had to postpone their weddings this spring and have left many vendors scrambling. In China and India, however, some couples have decided to tie the knot online. 

And in Test 24, Dhananjay Khadilkar tells us more about the virtual world and take us inside the metaverse Second Life. 

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