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Interpol launches metaverse for global law enforcement

Published: 28th Oct, 2022


The Interpol launched the first-ever metaverse specifically designed for law enforcement agencies worldwide during its 90th General Assembly in Delhi.

What is Metaverse?

  • The metaverse is a 3D version of the Internet and computing at large.

In his 1992 science fiction novel “Snow Crash,” Author Neal Stephenson coined the term “metaverse” in which he envisioned lifelike avatars who met in realistic 3D buildings and other virtual reality environments.

  • The intent of the metaverse is to give users the power to create their own experiences and also to interact with others in these spaces, and even collaborate with each other.
  • The metaverse combines aspects of physical reality, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), social media, online gaming, and cryptocurrencies, allowing users to interact virtually.



  • People can interact with something — be it a website, a game, or a social media platform.
  • With the internet, you can be online without necessarily interacting with other people.
  • Metaverse puts the user in the middle of the action. To a degree, people can "live" in the metaverse.
  • The foundation of the metaverse is about digital human interaction. It’s about people sharing a virtual universe together, be it for work, school, exercise, or simply for fun.


  • The INTERPOL Metaverse is provided through the INTERPOL Secure Cloud, ensuring its neutrality.
  • This “fully operational” Interpol Metaverse allows registered users to tour a virtual facsimileof the Interpol General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France without any geographical or physical boundaries, interact with other officers via their avatars, and even take immersive training courses in forensic investigation and other policing capabilities.


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