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Tuvalu Aiming to Become First Country To Replicate Itself in Metaverse

Tuvalu Aiming to Become First Country To Replicate Itself in Metaverse

The tiny Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu has announced that it will use the Metaverse to create a digital version of itself in response to rising sea levels. According to a Reuters report, Tuvalu has announced plans to digitally replicate its islands and landmarks to preserve the country’s history and culture. Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe announced at the COP27 climate summit, arguing that it was time to seek alternative solutions for the country’s survival in the face of rising sea levels. Minister Kofe said the government would use the Metaverse to become the first digitized nation.

He said: Our land, our ocean, and our culture are our people’s most valuable assets, and to protect them from harm, whatever happens in the physical world, we will move them to the cloud.

Kofi’s statement was accompanied by a video showing the minister on a digital version of one of the country’s islands as sea levels rise to threaten heights. The report claims that Tuvalu will be the first country to replicate the Metaverse and join the city of Seoul and the island nation of Barbados as early adopters of the Metaverse to facilitate government services. Minister Kofe told Reuters ahead of his summit that he hopes to use the technology from the metaverse to help preserve his country’s history and culture.

He said the goal is to maintain statehood while preserving our history, culture, and knowledge in a digital environment.

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