Colombia has just hosted a trial in the Metaverse, putting it at the forefront of novel ways to conduct judicial procedures. A Colombian court recently staged its first judicial trial in the Meta-verse, with the court magistrate remarking it seemed “more genuine than a video chat,” according to a recent report.
According to a Reuters story published on February 24, Colombia’s Magdalena Administrative Court convened a court hearing in the Metaverse involving players in a traffic conflict on February 15.
The lawsuit, which lasted two hours, was launched by a regional transport union against the police. It will be heard “partially” in the Metaverse, with the possibility of a decision being delivered there.
Magistrate Maria Quinones Triana, clothed in black judicial robes, presided over the proceedings as avatars in a virtual courtroom.
Metaverse more real than a video chat
Colombia was identified as one of the first countries to try court processes in the Metaverse, with Quinones telling Reuters that it seemed more “real than a video chat.”
This follows a previous CoinWire study, which indicated that 69% of respondents believe the Meta-verse would eventually affect social habits owing to new ways to leisure and activities.
The “physical world side” of the Metaverse will “emerge in the next ten years,” according to the author of Into the Metaverse: The Ultimate Guide to the Business Possibilities of the Web3 Age, who told Cointelegraph on January 31.
If this is considered, Hackl believes that “how we socialize will be profoundly influenced by the metaverse.”
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in January this year included meta-verse experiences, with attendees able to experience the event in its own 3D immersive digital sessions termed the “Global Collaboration Village.”