Forbes India – Technology, Smart City, Virtual Office: Seoul: a technology company opens its new branch in the metaverse

Kang Yo-Sik, chairman of the Seoul Digital Foundation, said that they will try their best to use Metaverse Seoul to provide equal services to every citizen of Seoul.
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A The technology company in Seoul has opened a new office branch identical to its headquarters but located in the metaverse. Same chairs, same coffee cups but all virtual. It represents a revolution for remote working, and the foundation hopes it will encourage better production and connections between employees.

The Seoul Digital Foundation (SDF) moves into the metaverse. On Wednesday, December 22, the foundation, associated with the Seoul Metropolitan Government in South Korea, announced the opening of an office in Gather Town. Don’t bother checking your usual map apps: Gather Town is a video conferencing app where everyone logs in with an avatar and can roam the virtual world to meet other users.

“The SDF aims to apply key Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, such as the Metaverse and AI, to its administrative tasks,” the foundation said in a press release. He added, “Especially to help Seoul improve its competitiveness as a global smart city.” , it will use the metaverse in all of its work process.”

Remote employees will be able to meet once a month in a metaverse office that has the same characteristics as the headquarters located in Sangam-Dong, a business center in western Seoul. Logging in to the platform will allow them to sit at their virtual office via their avatar while the homeless person will be able to check their presence at the remote office. The foundation hopes for an increase in “work efficiency as remote meetings are available regardless of physical barriers”.

Involve citizens

If using such a platform sustainably to organize office life and work may seem revolutionary, the foundation wishes to allow citizens to also benefit from its advantages in line with its mission of digital innovation as a smart city. Through this citizen platform, the SDF hopes to reduce social and cultural gaps.

“Some citizens cannot enjoy all the services we provide due to physical constraints. We will do our best to use Metaverse Seoul to provide equal services to every citizen in Seoul,” said Kang Yo-Sik, Chairman. of the foundation.

Citizens will then be able to use the feature to create content or organize virtual exhibitions. This aspect of the platform should take shape as early as 2022.

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