Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization) announced their new, fully operational metaverse, the “first-ever Metaverse specifically designed for law enforcement worldwide.”
As virtual worlds evolve, concerns are being raised about potential metaverse crimes, including crimes against children, data theft, counterfeiting, ransomware, sexual assault, and harassment.
“For many, the Metaverse seems to herald an abstract future, but the issues it raises are those that have always motivated INTERPOL – supporting our member countries to fight crime and making the world, virtual or not, safer for those who inhabit it,” Jürgen Stock, Interpol’s secretary general said in a statement.
Fans of sf author Charles Stross have no difficulty in recognizing CopSpace, a virtual location for police lifelogs and all other relevant information. In the novel, police use their personal cameras and specs to put audio and visual information in their lifelogs up in CopSpace.
CopSpace sheds some light on matters, of course. Blink and it descends in its full glory. Here's the spiralling red diamond of a couple of ASBO cases on the footpath (orange jackets, blue probation service tags saying they're collecting litter.) There's the green tree of signs sprouting over the doorway of number thirty-nine, each tag naming the legal tenants of a different flat. Get your dispatcher to drop you a ticket, and the signs open up to give you their full police and social service case files, where applicable...
You shake your head and climb out of the car, tapping your ear-piece to tell your phone to listen up: "Arriving on SOC, time-stamp now. Start evidence log." It's logging anyway - everything you see on duty goes into the black box - but the voice marker is searchable. It saves the event from getting lost in your lifelog.
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