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6 Reasons South Korea is the Next Metaverse Hotbed

AR Insider

South Korea is known for many things, from smartphone innovation to K-Pop. We can now add the XR to that list. The country has become fertile ground, given a culture of innovation and rich gaming & entertainment industries. This post appeared first on AR Insider.

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South Korea Is Building Its Own K-Pop Metaverse


Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard has highlighted the importance of gaming in the development of metaverse platforms and South Korea is uniquely well placed to become one of the world’s leaders in the metaverse,” said Rory Gopsill, Graduate Analyst at GlobalData’s Thematic Team. Horizon Worlds.


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EON Reality

The Spatial AI Center launch marks an important milestone in innovation for South Korea. The Spatial AI Center will be a hub for state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, aiming to revolutionize academia, government, and enterprise sectors in South Korea and beyond.

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DoubleMe to Make City-Scale Digital Twin of Buyeo, South Korea


Their next initiative, creating “the world’s first hologram city,” combines elements of both of these technologies to map a digital version of Buyeo, South Korea. They’re also behind HoloPortal Studio, an application for hologram motion capture.

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South Korea to Host Global Metaverse Conference

XR Today - Mixed Reality tag

South Korea’s second-largest city, Busan, is set to host the Global Metaverse Conference and ASEAN-ROK Forum from 18-19 August, it was announced on Wednesday. Mun-Seob Jeong said in a statement, “Metaverse has expanded into VR, AR, and XR businesses, and is expected to grow by 40% year-on-year over the next decade.

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South Korea Asks App Stores to Abolish 'Play-To-Earn' Crypto Games

GizModo VR

Play-to-earn (P2E) games where users trade their playtime for crypto earnings are the latest trend to take the crypto community by storm, and the latest subject of a crackdown over in South Korea. Regional newswire Naver was first to report that South Korean authorities have asked Apple and Google to block these games’… Read more.

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Samsung Seeks to Make South Korea No. 1 Chipmaker with $230B Investment Over 20 Years

Anand Tech

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled their plan to invest $230 billion over the next 20 years in a new semiconductor production mega cluster in South Korea. "The mega cluster will be the key base of our semiconductor ecosystem," a statement by the South Korean government published by Nikkei reads. . "The