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Extended Reality (XR): Is Reality Nothing But an Illusion?

The increasing demand for reducing the distance between people and richer visual content is driving market demand for XR.

by Shah Farouq

XR is a technology that combines Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) where it is actually extended reality.

Kavya Pearlman, CEO, XR SAFETY INITIATIVE said that as we move into XR, there are also the dangers that we could face as one of the concerns is data protection for users.

“As collectors of the data, organisations must ensure that the data aggregated by systems for use by third-party applications is properly stored and protected,” she said.

She further added that the user interaction protection must also be monitored because even in the virtual world, other irresponsible users could abuse the space by using profanity or sexually harassing other people on the platform.

Furthermore, bad actors can use these interactions to start phishing other users online on the XR platform as some might not know the malicious intentions of these bad actors.

It is also imperative for devices to have protection as bad actors will try to hack into such devices to steal users’ data.

She shared that regulations could be the answer to solve the safety and security issues of virtual reality.

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