Metaverse: Interview with Philip Rosedale | UN brings VR to the Security Council
The UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs commissions VR filmmakers to produce immersive story-telling to analyse conflict zones and interventions.
The UN Brief interviewed Phillip Rosedale, one of the co-founders of Second Life, the metaverse platform that is a pioneer in user-generated virtual world building.
Before Facebook’s barged on the metaverse, with its cute corporate version and legless creatures, there was a company in Silicon Valley that was developing a virtual world building tool, Second Life. Scroll down for the interview with Philip Rosedale.
UN Security Council Immersed in Virtual Reality
The UN Security Council had a meeting on January 21, to analyse the peace process in Colombia, where diplomats used VR to explore and discuss issues. One can see how mixed reality, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, as it is being employed for story-telling by the UN Innovation Cell of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, will be useful for UN officials, diplomats, and academics to study conflict happening on the ground, at peacekeeping operations, and …