Tuvalu plans to create its digital twin in the metaverse

The small island nation of Tuvalu is planning to create a version of itself in the metaverse as a response to the existential threat of rising sea levels. Piece by piece, the entire country, its natural and other riches, will be created in a digital 3D world, with the goal of preserving the island and its unique culture.

Speaking at the COP27 climate summit, Foreign Minister Simon Kofe of Tuvalu has revealed the country’s intention to establish itself as the first digitised nation in the metaverse. ‘Islands like this one won’t survive rapid temperature increases, rising sea levels, and droughts. So we’ll recreate them virtually’ said the minister.