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The metaverse's hunger for energy must be quantified

Powering the virtual world has the potential to worsen climate change

| U.S.
Children wearing virtual reality headsets play a game at a shopping mall in Shanghai on Jan. 1: there are no serious studies on how much energy will be needed to power metaverse.   © VCG/Getty Images

Nina Xiang is the founder of China Money Network, a media platform bridging the Asian and global innovation economy. Her upcoming new book Parallel Metaverses: How the US, China and the Rest of the World Are Shaping Different Virtual Worlds will be released next month.

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