Kieron takes today’s My Metaverse Minute to the Catalonia region of northern Spain, where government officials report developing their own Metaverse space for the purpose of improving the region’s position as a hub of tech and innovation. The model for region-specific Metaverse spaces introduces intriguing use cases for the Metaverse and its relation to subcultures across the globe.
00:08 — Government representatives from Spain’s Catalonia region report the region is currently developing its very own Metaverse.
00:40 — The aim of the so-called “Cataverse” would be to improve the region’s position as a hub of digital tech and Metaverse-specific innovation.
01:18 — Students within Catalonia will be able to develop hands-on skills within the Metaverse.
01:38 — The Cataverse will be linked specifically to the Catalan language and culture, as the region feels, in some ways, independent from the rest of Spain.
02:18 — Could a Metaverse model where digital spaces which support smaller regional communities and their own distinct traditions and cultures serve as a way of maintaining and preserving culture and languages?
03:04 — The Metaverse could provide a solution to ensuring subcultural languages and traditions don’t disappear.
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