UAE Is All Set To Stimulate A Manned Expedition To Mars Through Metaverse
The United Arab Emirates plans to simulate a manned expedition to Mars in the Metaverse. Moreover, the Middle Eastern nation has mapped out a strategy to send humans to Mars in 2117, but they want to ensure their mission is as realistic as possible 95 years in advance.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) said on Monday that it would help develop a simulation to transport the UAE's human 2117 Mars expedition to the Metaverse.
This groundbreaking initiative, directed by Web3 pioneer Bedu, will produce a one-of-a-kind metaverse that will recreate the experiences of being in space and stepping foot on Mars. The project also intends to identify the challenges of colonization on Mars.
The MBRSC and Bedu will collaborate closely on the 2117 Metaverse project, which will be formalized through an agreement.
UAE and their pursuits for Metaverse
The United Arab Emirates is well known for being an early adopter of web3 technologies and the Metaverse. Dubai launched a multi-faceted metaverse plan earlier this year, with the potential to generate over 40,000 job opportunities for the city.
One of the 's biggest mall operators, Majid Al Futtaim, collaborated with renowned blockchain investment firm and cryptocurrency exchange Binance to launch its web3 strategy in June. The city of Ajman introduced a virtual police service to assist the public by allowing them to communicate with agent avatars.
However, the UAE hopes to push things further into outer space with its newest metaverse initiative. The MBRSC is setting up a special committee to collaborate closely with Bedu. The committee's duties will include providing guidance and facilitating the exchange of data and information pertaining to outer space and Mars.
In exchange, Bedu will teach MBRSC what it knows about NFTs and web3, both of which have been essential in hastening the widespread adoption of the Metaverse.