RAPE IN THE METAVERSE: THE LEGAL IMPLICATION AND THE WAY FORWARD.

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It is no news that humanity has always thought of ways to make life simpler and less complex. These thoughts and desires have propelled man into a series of inventions aimed at achieving simplicity and luxury. We can see this from the invention of aeroplanes by the Wright Brothers, to Charles Babbage who invented the computer to Alexander Graham Bell who is credited with inventing the telephone. Al such inventions have allowed man to invent as much as the mind can conceive; this has led to the invention of Artificial Intelligence (Al), Advanced Robotics, and now, the Metaverse.

Unlike Al and advanced robotics, the concept of ‘Metaverse’ is yet to fully gain global acceptance, albeit top and prominent companies around the world (mostly in the advanced countries) have not only keyed into it but taken steps to bring it full fruition and acceptability, a typical example being the Facebook (now Meta Platform) and Microsoft. The acceptance of the Metaverse by prominent companies has seen a good economic trajectory from 2021 till date. The metaverse saw a $120 billion revenue in 2022 and is expected to bring in about $5 trillion United States dollars on or before 2030. AN ARTICLE ON RAPE IN THE METAVERSE

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Mani Ojeah
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