3rd January 2021
Shanghai, China’s most morden city, is looking for ways to use a metaverse in public services over the next five years.
Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology’s five-year development plan for the electronic information industry listed four frontiers for exploration, and one of them is the metaverse.
The commission plans to encourage further study and development of underlying technologies, such as sensors, real-time interactions and blockchain technology.
A document that outlines the country’s economic goals for the next five years, which runs from 2021 through 2025.
Chinese companies are in the process of developing metaverse technologies, with Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba among those aggressively working on related projects. Last week, Baidu debuted its XiRang metaverse app, which will fully launch in six years.