A Colombian court has recently held its first trial in the metaverseand the court magistrate has said that it seemed “more real than a video call”, according to a recent report.
According to a Reuters report published on February 24, The Administrative Court of Magdalena, in Colombia, held on February 15 a trial in the metaverse in which participants in a traffic dispute intervened.
The case lasted two hours and was brought by a regional transport union against the police, and will move “partially” into the metaverse. The verdict could also be handed down in the metaverse.
Participants appeared as avatars in a virtual roomwith magistrate María Quiñones Triana dressed in a black legal gown.
It was pointed out that Colombia is one of the first countries in the world to test legal proceedings in the metaverseand Quinones told Reuters it seemed more “real than a video call.”
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This comes after a recent survey published by CoinWire on Jan. 16 found that 69% of respondents believe that the metaverse will eventually change social lifestyles due to new approaches to entertainment and activities.
Cathy Hackl, author of Into the Metaverse: The Essential Guide to the Business Opportunities of the Web3 era,told Cointelegraph on Jan. 31 that the “physical world side” of the metaverse “will arrive in the next 10 years”.
Hackl added that if that is taken into account, then the way we “socialize will be profoundly impacted by the metaverse”.
In January of this year, the World Economic Forum offered metaverse experiences. The conference allowed delegates to experience the forum in their own immersive 3D digital sessions, called the “Global Collaboration Village”.
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