Tuvalu is the first country in the Metaverse world that wants to copy its country. A small Polynesian village in Tuvalu has announced that it will use the metaverse to recreate a digital version of itself in response to the rising sea level.
According to Reuters, Tuvalu has announced that it will digitize its islands and monuments to preserve the country’s history and culture. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu, Simon Kofe announced this at the COP27 climate conference, saying that it is time to start looking for other ways for the survival of the country in the face of the ocean.
Minister Kofe said that the country will be involved in the metaverse to become a digital first country. He said: “Our land, our ocean, our culture are the most precious assets of our people and to keep them safe from harm, no matter what happens in the physical world, we will move them to the cloud.”
Tuvalu and Metaverse
Kofe’s statement was accompanied by a video showing the minister posing with a digital image of one of the nation’s islands as the growing sea level threatens.
The report states that Tuvalu will be the first country to adapt to the Metaverse, joining the city of Seoul and the island nation of Barbados to be the first to adopt the Metaverse to support government services. Minister Kofe told Reuters before appearing at the conference that he hopes to use metaverse technology to help preserve his country’s history and culture.
He said: “The idea is to continue to function as a state and beyond that to preserve our culture, our knowledge, our history in a digital space”
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