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Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Sang-heon, at the G-Star scene, ‘So, what is the metaverse?’ Held a discussion forum | Ruri Web

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Assemblyman Lee Sang-heon (Democratic Party, Ulsan Buk-gu) of the National Assembly Culture, Sports and Tourism Committee and Lee ““So, what is a metaverse?” discussion” will be held. The discussion will be held at BEXCO, Busan, where the 2021 International Game Exhibition (G-STAR) will be held from 2 pm on the 20th.

Metaverse, a concept that has rapidly spread through the non-face-to-face era, is the hottest topic in our society recently. In the stock market, stock prices fluctuated depending on whether or not the metaverse was applied, and Facebook changed its name to meta, showing its will to innovate as a metaverse company. The government also announced a promotion policy for new business areas such as metaverse and blockchain, and prepared a budget of 2.6 trillion won.

However, behind the metaverse craze, there are also voices of concern. The metaverse is coming to us like the current of the times, but its reality is unclear. In fact, there has not been a clear definition of what the metaverse is or a meaningful social consensus has been reached so far. Roblox, ZEPETO, and Minecraft, which are considered to be representative metaverse services, are also being viewed as games or as metaverse platforms with an independent concept.

Rep. Lee Sang-heon said that he decided to hold this discussion because he decided that it was necessary to accurately verify the reality of the metaverse rather than drawing an unconditionally rosy future.

In this discussion, Professor Jung-tae Kim of Dongyang University, Professor Woo Un-taek of KAIST, and Chief Vision Officer of all of the institutes will be presenters. Each will present the reality and potential of the metaverse from various perspectives.

Rep. Lee Sang-heon said, “The metaverse has become a hot topic of the times, but the perspective to analyze it calmly is lacking. Through this discussion, I hope that we will be able to calmly examine what the metaverse is, whether it exists, whether it is possible to realize the metaverse, and what are the concerns.”

Meanwhile, this forum is co-hosted by Lee Sang-heon’s office and Gamification Forum, and is sponsored by the Game in Foundation.

By Kim Young-hoon, staff reporter [email protected]

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