Diplo’s Director for Digital Policy, Dr Stephanie Borg Psaila, has been invited to participate in the discussion New Metaverse Frontiers for National Governments.
The event, which is part of The Metaverse Spectrum Business Conference & Expo, will be held online on Wednesday 6 December 2023 at 10:00 EST (15:00 UTC).
About the session New Metaverse Frontiers for National Governments:
Although relatively few nations have established a presence in the metaverse, the metaverse has significant potential uses for national governments. A handful of nations are utilizing or exploring the use of the metaverse to deliver such services as taxation services, diplomatic services, economic development assistance, and other services, including Norway and Barbados. These nations are leveraging the metaverse to better educate their citizens about their services and foster greater citizen involvement in public policy, especially among young, tech-savvy citizens. For a few countries, Web3 is key to their operations. For example, voting and other functions of the micronation Liberland areexecuted through the use of blockchain. This session will assess the impact of and prospects for metaverse use by national governments.