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Barbados is designing the first virtual embassy in history

The metaverse will go much further

Alvaro Salazar
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The virtual world can become a sovereign zone.

Barbados is designing the first virtual embassy in history – Technology

This Monday, the Barbados public authority reported that it would buy parcels of computerized land in the 'Decentraland' scenario to work there the main advanced international refuge in history.

An election that has been seen as a remarkable stage for the legitimization of the multiverse, the possibility of an organization of associated virtual universes in which Facebook and other huge organizations are contributing millions.

Last Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of the Caribbean island made a reality with 'Decentraland' the purchase of a computerized land, erect a land as a government office and legally pronounce it as a perceived sovereign space. The consulate will start in January.

In addition, Barbados is finalizing agreements with other comparative scenarios, for example, 'Somnium Space' or 'SuperWorld'.

The goal of this small island country is to encourage offices to have the option to serve their residents beyond the real world, offer types of assistance such as virtual files and visas, and set up a "teleporter" that allows customers to jump to different metaverse scenarios.

In this way, Barbados "will grow its strategic missions", giving way to a "mechanical touch that extends to the social", as Gabriel Abed, the country's representative in the United Arab Emirates, clarified in a meeting at Coindesk.

'Decentraland' is one of the largest and most famous advanced universes. Like in a computer game, the client can go through that decentralized scenario, buy properties with cryptographic forms of money and communicate.

Now there are land companies that are dedicating a large amount of dollars to the purchase of virtual land to acquire structures that can be appreciated later, something that organizations, showrooms or sales houses such as Sotheby's are also beginning to do.

Digital Diplomacy?

One of the references of this virtual universe currently known as a metaverse is the famous 'Second Life' scenario, dispatched in 2003, in the that the client could foster an advanced life corresponding to his own, participate in exercises, communicate with the climate and with different clients, and buy virtual properties with single money for that world.

Its prevalence and potential as a future space for social advancement implied that few nations were betting at that time on the production of a virtual government office.

The Maldives was the first country on the planet to make the leap in 2007, a choice that was subsequently followed by Sweden, Malta and the Philippines.

The absence of a breakthrough improvement meant that these virtual touch thoughts were unsuccessful, something that could change in the next decade.

This is what monsters of innovation such as Facebook, Microsoft and Sony are advancing, who are putting innumerable dollars to try to promote these spaces that mix virtual, expanded and genuine reality.

His goal is for the Internet to be 3D, a vivid and advanced world in which to nurture huge chunks of our lives. The idea of the metaverse, which emerged from science fiction, is still in the development phase.

However, many view with mistrust that organizations like Facebook (scandalized by the dramas because of its venom and disregarding the protection of its clients) try to take responsibility for a framework that could be vital for what is to come.