WEF Launches Metaverse Platform For Global Leaders: Global Collaboration Village

• The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the rollout of its own metaverse platform, the Global Collaboration Village.
• This virtual world will allow for more efficient collaboration between world leaders, as well as extending Davos meetings throughout the year.
• The technology that will power this metaverse platform is provided by Microsoft through its Mesh suite.

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has announced the rollout of the Global Collaboration Village, its own metaverse platform. This virtual world is designed to look like the actual town of Davos in which the organization meets once every year. The platform will allow for more efficient collaboration between world leaders, as well as extending Davos meetings throughout the year.

Klaus Schwab, chairman of the organization, believes that meeting through avatars and digital representations might empower the creativity behind these meetings, compared to the video meetings that commonly occur during these events. He is optimistic that this could revolutionize global collaboration and hopes that the effect of the policies discussed at Davos might be amplified through constant feedback.

The technology that will power this metaverse representation of Davos will be provided by Microsoft and its Mesh suite, which extends the functionality of Teams, the popular business meeting software, to allow users to appear as 3D avatars. Mesh also has a specially designed app for VR headsets that allows for more interactivity with digital worlds.

The Global Collaboration Village will be accessible to users with a Microsoft account and VR headsets. The WEF is hoping that the platform will bring together people from all around the world and enable them to engage in meaningful conversations. It is also hoping that this level of collaboration will allow for more informed decisions to be made.

The WEF is planning to launch the Global Collaboration Village in early 2022 and will be inviting people to join the platform as soon as it is available. The potential of this platform is immense and it could be the first step in a new era of collaboration between world leaders.