Macron wants a “European Metaverse”: what is it?

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Whether we love him or hate him, there is one quality that Emmanuel Macron needs to recognize: his sense of inappropriate.

Even if calling Gérard Majax or using old terms (to “dig in”; “perlimpinpin” etc …), The president’s rhetoric is filled with archaism designed to seduce his voters …

Ug at the same time ® always looking to the future, to world after “, as evidenced in one of his last statements:

Emmanuel Macron wants to make a ” European Metaverse ie involving EU member countries, or even the EU as a whole, in developing a virtual universe to accommodate spaces, events, activities and private businesses.

At the time, I didn’t know what to think …

– In a sense, I accept the desire to develop the technology sectors in Europe. Reliance on the American technological park is an intolerable rejection of the term sovereignty.

– Some, I have always been wary of “European” initiatives : we are talking about an institutional set whose democratic legitimacy is more than questionableand whose socio-economic orientation is ultra-intrusive (see only the treatment provided for cryptos). Should an unselected public structure be left to lay the foundations of a new technological universe? Is there no danger of authoritarian drift, like the ghost of a digital euro?

Then I realized I was a bit carried away: as is often the case in politics, the effects of the announcement are far from the truth …

This is not a Metaverse

So yes, talking about European Metaverse if you are in the countryside, dream. But inevitably, in the end, journalists will ask…

And it was Cédric O, the Secretary of State for Digital, giving the details:

The project is not to create a public metaverse, however supporting a number of underlying technologies, starting with graphics engines. For example, by making European competitors American machines, the most widely used in the video game industry. »

From me European Metaversewith the same journalistic “sea snake” potential as famous Defense in EuropeThe fire

… A support plan for the video game industry, in short!

As a reminder, the Metaverse is a interactive virtual universe where users can interact through avatars and virtual reality equipment. It’s like a 3D version of the Internet, ultra-immersive, where you can simulate almost anything.

It’s not “just” about graphic engines.

In addition, European Metaverses already exist: one of the most advanced and recognized ecosystems, The Sandboxis French.

Like what, if you want to, you’re not always in the thick of it.

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The Metaverse emerges from a set of technologiesfrom the code that shapes its architecture to VR devices that can access it.

These technologies, at present, are heavily derived from American bands. However, the development of European sectors should be encouraged because the public and / or strategic applications of the Metaverse are many … and for most of them, harmful to allow other powers to host our data and have full access to confidential information.

Among the possible applications in a public and/or European Metaverse, here are two concrete examples:

1) the industrial Metaverse : kuhaa Airbus, for example. European flagship in aeronautics, with headquarters in Toulouse and sites in Germany, United Kingdom, Spain …

For a strategic company of this size, one can imagine the creation of a virtual factory » where engineers from all countries, designers, logisticians …

The idea is to organize 100% immersive meetings and workshops where one can model 3D features and test the ideas of all the company’s brains involved in the same way in a common area.

Same thing for most multinational industry groups: 3D design and modeling has a lot to gain from developing a Metaverse tailored to the needs of engineers, especially when teams need to communicate. in the distance.

2) Virtual cities and public administration : managing a metropolis, between town planning, traffic management, expansion projects… is not easy.

However, Metaverse will allow, powered by a good AI, to simulate the town you serve in a virtual 3D universe, to allow you to test and repeat the progress of new districts, new axes… to check how the whole behavior is when you change one or more elements.

Because this is one of the major advantages of Metaverse: be a laboratory of change where anything is possible, and where you can experience anything.

You can imagine that other more sensitive applications could be developed:

– modeling of virtual nuclear sites;

-remote confidential meetings, in an ultra-secure Metaverse;

– virtual training of intervention forces and soldiers closer to reality.

You already understand the interest in master these technologies on a national scale (or European).

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