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The metaverse will be a digital graveyard if we let new technologies distract us from today’s problems | Jordan Guiao

The collapse of digital ventures like FTX shows that no amount of hype and starry-eyed proselytising can escape reality

The tiny island nation of Tuvalu recently announced that it would be the first country to fully replicate itself as a virtual reproduction in the metaverse.

Tuvalu, comprising of nine small islands in the Pacific situated between Australia and Hawaii, fears that its demise is inevitable due to human-induced climate change, and wanted to preserve “the most precious assets of its people … and move them to the cloud”.

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