Riga: Europe’s Next Metacity

Author: Birute Birgelyte.com | #BRG

While countries like the US, China, Singapore and Japan are developing metacities, where immersive technologies are integrated into urban infrastructure and everyday life, Europe is struggling with establishing itself as a leader in cutting-edge technologies. Still, it is making rapid progress in shaping the virtual future. In its letter of intent, the European Commission highlights the establishment of a digitally advanced Europe as a key initiative for 2023. It also notes that initiatives related to virtual worlds, including the metaverse, are one of the top priorities. In line with this intent, the development of a European metacity is already in progress in Riga, Latvia.