Caribbean country Barbados plans to become the first nation to set up a diplomatic embassy in the metaverse, a virtual reality version of the internet.
The plan comes after the Barbadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade inked a deal with Decentraland, a popular crypto-powered digital world involved in the metaverse.
In line with establishing the embassy, the government is also working on deals with other metaverse projects, including Somnium Space and SuperWorld.
An embassy in the metaverse will enable citizens to get consular services virtually. Through the deals, the metaverse projects will assist Barbados in identifying and purchasing land, architecting the virtual embassies, and developing facilities alongside constructing a “teleporter” that will enable users to commute between various worlds.