Global warming: Threatened by rising waters, the small state of Tuvalu takes refuge in the metaverse

To warn about the alarming situation of the rising waters in the Polynesian archipelago, Tuvalu has decided to take refuge in the metaverse.

This is perhaps the ultimate way out that will one day remain for humanity if our planet is no longer “good to live”, to take refuge in the metaverse, this digital virtual world supposed to look like ours. . This observation is already almost the daily reality of Simon Kofe, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu, a state of the Polynesian archipelago made up of 9 atolls, all inhabited.

This small nation is threatened with being swallowed up by the waters by the end of this century, recalls the TF1 site. Already last year, for COP 26, Simon Kohe had alerted the international community to the sad fate of his country in a speech from a pulpit and feet in the water to illustrate the inexorable rise in sea levels and the serious threats of climate change

This year, on the occasion of COP 27, the Minister appeared in a new video to deliver his message. Standing behind in his desk in a heavenly setting of palm trees and white sand, the mine is sad and the tone serious.

The camera gradually zooms out and we discover that there is something wrong with this pristine beach and this turquoise water, and for good reason, we are in the metaverse, this 3D parallel universe in which we can live immersive experiences. .

the Tuvalu has decided to be the first digital nation and chose Teafualiku Islet, “the smallest of the archipelago which will be the first to disappear”to begin its digital exodus. “Our land, our ocean, our culture are our people’s most precious assets, and to keep them safe from harm, no matter what happens in the physical world, we will move them to the cloud. Piece by piece , we will preserve our country”, underlines the Minister. The digital version of Tuvalu will include islands and landmarks in an effort to preserve its history and traditions.

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