The small island nation of Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, has announced their intention of using Web3 tech in order to preserve its’ culture and society for future generations. Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe announced in a climate summit how they are looking for ways to protect the country’s heritage against rising sea level due to climate change. Hoping to leverage the Metaverse, they want to recreate their history.
In a live stream, Kofe said, “As our land disappears we have no choice but to become the world’s first digital nation.” As they begin to build their world, it will become the first digitized nation in the Metaverse.
Although other nations have opened up tax offices, and embassies in the Metaverse in the hopes of connecting with the younger generations, none have what Tuvalu is planning to do. Good to see the Metaverse expanding, even during this (deep deep) bear market!