A Colombian court recently held its first Metaverse trial, with a judge saying it was “more real than a video call,” according to a recent report.
According to Reuters message published on February 24, Colombia’s Magdalena Administrative Court held a court case in Metaverse on February 15 involving participants in a traffic dispute.
The case, which dragged on for two hours, was filed by the regional department of transport against the police, which will proceed “partially” in the metaverse, with the possibility that the sentence will be handed down in the metaverse as well.
Participants appeared as avatars in a virtual courtroom with Magistrate Maria Quinones Triana dressed in a black legal robe.
Colombia was noted to be one of the first countries in the world to test court proceedings in the metaverse, with Quinones telling Reuters that it was “more real than a video call”.
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This comes after a recent survey released by CoinWire on January 16 found that 69% of respondents believe that the metaverse will eventually change social lifestyles due to new approaches taken for fun and activities.
Cathy Hackl, author of Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 Era, told Cointelegraph on January 31 that the “physical world side” of the metaverse “is coming in the next 10 years.”
Hackl added that if this is taken into account, then how “we socialize will be profoundly affected by the metaversion
The World Economic Forum (WEF) held in January this year was seen boasting metaverse of experiencewith the conference allowing delegates to experience the forum in their own 3D immersive digital sessions called the ‘Global Collaboration Village’.