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Governments stand to benefit from ‘metaverse’ and its associated technologies

  • 5 mths ago

Ever since Facebook became Meta, the “metaverse”—a term coined in the early 1990s referring to a network of virtual three-dimensional worlds—has been a hot topic of conversation online, at home and in many town halls. The implications of this next generation of digital interaction, and the technology that’s driving it toward reality, is profound. 

“The most common future visioning and current application of the metaverse is very much tourism based—local governments thinking about how to use augmented reality to draw people into their local tourist cities or historic sites,” said Lena Garrity, director of innovation and sustainability at the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Center for City Solutions. Garrity is author of a report released Monday titled “Cities and the Metaverse.” Read More:

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