Seoul is launching a closed test run of the first stage of its metaverse project on Wednesday.
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The test run will feature the virtual reconstruction of Seoul city hall and the Seoul Plaza, where participants can participate in interactive activities and games.It also features a virtual counseling room for youth – where they can meet and discuss their concerns with mentors in the metaverse — the city explains this will help ease apprehensions of feeling uncomfortable speaking to a potential mentor in person.The soft open will have around 3,200 participants from Seoul Learn, the city’s online learning platform and experts from Seoul IT Tech Governance Group.The first stage of Metaverse Seoul is planned to officially launch at the end of November this year.The official launch of the first stage will include digital services that citizens can apply and receive various proof documents, and a metaverse complaint center with a live chat service.Last year, Seoul announced a five-year plan to recreate the city in the metaverse in three stages.
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