Shanghai incorporates Metaverse into its development plan

Shanghai, China’s most crowded city, is looking for ways to use Metaverse in public services in the next five years.

The five-year development plan for the electronic information industry of the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology lists four frontiers for exploration, one of which is Metaverse.

According to CNBC ReportThe paper calls for the promotion of Metaverse’s application in public services, business office, social leisure, industrial manufacturing, safe production and electronic games. The committee plans to encourage further research and development of underlying technologies, such as sensors, real-time interaction and blockchain technology.

In recent years, China’s interest in new technologies has been unwavering, and efforts have been made to establish Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its use Digital biometric hardware wallet Because the virtual renminbi has consolidated its position as a leader in the issuance of CBDC.

In March, the State Council of China issued a five-year development plan, which includes many of the same exploration frontiers.As reported by Cointelegraph, the term “blockchain” is used in China’s “14th Five-Year Plan”, This document outlines the country’s economic goals for the next five years (from 2021 to 2025).

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In recent months, Metaverse has become an area of ​​interest for many large companies. In October, Facebook changes its name to Meta In order to rely on the popularity of the term “metajie”.

Although the People’s Bank of China A warning about metaverse and non-fungible tokens In November, more than 1,000 Chinese companies submitted tens of thousands of trademark applications citing this term. More than 1,360 Chinese companies Already applied According to the South China Morning Post, there are a total of 8,534 trademarks.

Chinese companies are developing Metaverse Technologies, Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba are all actively developing related projects. last week, Baidu launches Xirang Metaverse App, Will be fully launched in six years.