China’s Sichuan province is entering the metaverse as the country’s Web3 ambitions kick into high gear. The initiative is part of a state push to strengthen economies along the Yangtze Delta.
Building on the country’s push for technological supremacy, the metaverse project will focus on developing virtual, augmented, and mixed-reality technologies to grow key industries, including health care, television, and energy. In addition, the province will research eye-tracking, haptic feedback, and how the human brain can talk to computers.
Industries Will Share Data in Sichuan Metaverse
These efforts will aid in creating a metaverse “twin” of the province through an open platform that will share data across industries.
For example, the platform could crunch data from a virtual gas smelter and a hydropower station to inform decarbonization strategies. It could also collect data from water conservancy models to better predict emergency scenarios.