US Air Force Files Metaverse Trademark for Training Activities Named 'SPACEVERSE'

The United States Air Force has filed a trademark application hinting at the military branch potentially expanding into the metaverse.

US Air Force Files Metaverse Trademark for Training Activities Named 'SPACEVERSE'

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The United States Air Force has filed a trademark application for a “SPACEVERSE”

Highlights
  • Metaverse trademark applications have surged this past year
  • The SPACEVERSE aims to be a virtual training environment
  • It's unknown how the US Air Force intends to use blockchain technology

The United States Air Force has filed a trademark application for a metaverse dubbed SPACEVERSE. According to Mike Kondoudis, a United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) licensed trademark attorney, the metaverse trademark application was filed on April 14, 2022. The SPACEVERSE by the US Air Force will be used to converge physical and digital realities. Additionally, the SPACEVERSE metaverse will provide an extended-reality training, testing, and operations environment to the US Air Force.

The US Army seeks to modernise its tactics, given the evolving nature of combat in different parts of the world. Moreover, geopolitical tensions between global military superpowers have escalated with the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. Consequently, the adoption of metaverse to enable training and testing of modern weapons by the US military is by no means a surprise to many.

Remember, defense lies in invincibility and that is why the US is keen to adopt an invincible way of training. Moreover, they will have more training grounds on the SPACEVERSE that is entirely under their control.

Training of fighter pilots, boots on the ground, and related engineers take long, sometimes years to perfect. By venturing into the Metaverse market, the US Air Force is poised to save lots of money from the taxpayers. Moreover, few resources will be used to simulate for Air Force trainees in the future.

Speculations on which blockchain ecosystem the US Air Force will deploy continue on different social media platforms. Nevertheless, the likelihood of the US Air Force developing its own blockchain is high.

Understandably, the US is keen to keep its fighting skills secret, especially when it comes to technology which is likely why the trademark filing has since been removed from the USPTO website. Nonetheless, the adoption of blockchain technology by the US Air Force is a major milestone for the industry. Additionally, since the metaverse is expected to explode as a space of innovation in the coming years as more institutional investors proliferate.


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Shomik Sen Bhattacharjee
Shomik is a senior sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As someone who's screened the consumer tech space for the past four years, he's now shifted focus to the crypto-verse. When not converting currency values in his head, you may find him in an intense five-a-side football match or grinding out the newest Destiny 2 weekly challenge on his Xbox. You can reach him for tips or queries at ShomikB@ndtv.com. More
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