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  • Seoul Digital Foundation Launched Metaverse Office

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    • Seoul Digital Foundation (SDF) opened a metaverse office in Gather Town and it will be used when holding an advisory conference with lecturers or experts and having internal meetings among employees working from home
    • Citizens can experience the office of the President, conference room, employee’s lounge, spotlight podium for announcements, and even promotional posters with their avatar.

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, December 22, 2021 – Seoul Digital Foundation (SDF) opened a metaverse office in Gather Town. The newly-launched metaverse office has the same layout as the foundation’s headquarters in Sangam-dong.

    The SDF aims to apply key technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, such as metaverse and AI, to its administrative tasks. Particularly to help Seoul improve its competitiveness as a global smart city, it will use metaverse in its entire work process.

    Within the foundation, the metaverse office will be used when holding an advisory conference with lecturers or experts and having internal meetings among employees working from home. Weekly meetings will be held in the metaverse office at least once a month. The foundation expects to increase work efficiency as remote meetings are available regardless of physical barriers.

    Furthermore, employees working remotely can manage their attendance through the platform. When they connect to the platform and have a seat in the office with their avatar, their attendance will be checked.

    Citizens can connect to the link (metasdf.co.kr) and look around the office with their avatar. The office of the President, conference room, employee’s lounge, spotlight podium for announcements, and even promotional posters are recreated exactly the same in the metaverse office. The SDF plans to provide useful information to Seoul citizens via the metaverse platform going forward.

    Also, the foundation will add the “Citizen Platform” feature to SMG’s “Metaverse Seoul (tentatively named),” which is scheduled to be launched next year. Once done, Seoul citizens will be able to create their own space and content and hold exhibitions. In addition, the SMG and the SDF will host an annual festival to encourage citizens’ participation in the metaverse platform.

    “Metaverse offers new experiences and overcome limitations of reality by mixing the real world with the virtual world. We will take advantage of such benefits in our public policies,” said Kang Yo-Sik, President of the Seoul Digital Foundation. “There are some citizens who cannot enjoy all of the services we provide due to physical restraints. We will try our best to use Metaverse Seoul in providing equal services to every Seoul citizen.”