U.S. Air Force Files ‘SpaceVerse’ Metaverse Trademark

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  • The U.S. Air Force has filed a trademark for ‘SpaceVerse’, an in-house training metaverse platform
  • SpaceVerse will feature “extended reality” training and testing scenarios
  • The new platform could replace existing flight simulator training suites

The U.S. Air Force has filed a metaverse-based trademark for an entity it calls “SpaceVerse” which appears to be designed for virtual reality training of some kind. The trademark, filed last week, refers to “extended reality” training and testing scenarios, and could suggest that SpaceVerse will be the name for the next generation of simulation for trainee pilots. The news that the military considers the metaverse a potential training ground for new recruits highlights the esteem in which the nascent technology is already held by some.

SpaceVerse Filing Speaks of Military Training and Testing

The SpaceVerse trademark filing is thin on details, with only a one line descriptor of what it might actually be:

A secure digital metaverse that converges terrestrial and space physical and digital realities and provides synthetic and simulated extended-reality (XR) training, testing, and operations environments.

It seems from this limited information that SpaceVerse will be a virtual reality representation of what Air Force cadets will face in the real world, building on the flight simulators that have existed for decades. Such a development highlights the potential within the metaverse, not just within business but also public service environments.

Metaverse Move Follows Blockchain Adventures

The SpaceVerse filing isn’t the first brush with the blockchain that the U.S. Air Force has had. In 2019 it partnered with blockchain firm Constellation to “provide solutions around interoperability between legacy infrastructure and emerging data technology”.

It is not known if this partnership is still bearing fruit and has any connection with the Air Force’s metaverse plans.