The first country in the world wants to move to the Internet. He is in danger of extinction

The first country in the world wants to move to the Internet.  He is in danger of extinction

The authorities of Tuvalu, a country located in Western Polynesia, are increasingly afraid that the country will be completely flooded. They want him to survive in virtual reality.

Tuvalu said Tuesday it plans to build a digital version of itself, replicating islands and landmarks and preserving its history and culture. Rising sea levels threaten to drown the tiny Pacific island nation.

Tuvalu’s Foreign Minister Simon Kofe told the COP27 climate summit that it was time to look at alternative solutions to ensure his country’s survival. Tuvalu has become the first digitized country in the metaverse – an online kingdom that uses augmented and virtual reality (VR).

Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tuvalu: We will move the country to the cloud

“Our land, our ocean, our culture are the most precious resources of our people and to protect them from harm, no matter what happens in the physical world, we will move them to the cloud,” he said in a video that shows him standing on a digital replica of the islet threatened by rising sea levels.

– Piece by piece we will save our country, provide comfort to our people and remind our children and grandchildren what our home once looked like – said Kofe at the COP27 summit. – Only a well-thought-out global effort can ensure that Tuvalu does not move permanently online and does not disappear from reality forever, he said.

Kofe drew the world’s attention to this issue during last year’s COP26 summit. He then spoke at the conference, standing knee-deep in the sea, to illustrate how Tuvalu was on the front line of the fight against climate change. The minister said there was a need to act because countries around the world were not doing enough to prevent climate change.

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