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Launch of the first metaverse project 2117 in the United Arab Emirates inspired by the vision of the ruler of Dubai

DUBAI: BEDU, a Web3 pioneer based in the United Arab Emirates, has launched the country’s first metaverse project as 2117, inspired by the vision of the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, to build the first colony on Mars.

BEDU CEO Amin Alzarouni told Arab News that the metaverse’s name, 2117, comes from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum’s announcement in 2017 that the first colony on Mars would be built in a hundred years.

“That’s why we call the metaverse 2117, inspired by this vision,” he said.

The newly launched metaverse is aligned with the spatial layout of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Center for Mars, and BEDU plans to build a complete world on it that includes residential buildings, hotels, entertainment centers, schools, universities and institutions. of health, Alzarouni informed.

According to him, millions of dollars have been invested in the metaverse project without giving a precise figure.

Besides claiming that the company name is derived from the Bedouin term, Alzarouni added that the company’s mission is to follow in the footsteps of nomads and discover the next planet.

“They [nomads] basically discovered the earth here, discovered the Earth, and now we’re going to continue to discover different areas, and the next destination is Mars,” he said.

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According to the CEO, millions of dollars have been invested in the metaverse project. He says the company’s mission is to discover the next planet.

He explained that 2117 is an immersive digital world that exists alongside reality. It will take 95 years for the vision of Mars to become a reality in the real world.

The primary focus of the 2117 metaverse, according to Alzarouni, is the value of humanity, regardless of its apparent spatial orientation.

“We focus a lot on humanity and the values ​​of humanity, that is, how people can live together in tolerance, without differentiation between religion, culture and race,” he said. .

Alzarouni explained that 2117 is an immersive digital world that exists alongside reality. It will take 95 years for the vision of Mars to become a reality in the real world, but BEDU is already achieving it in the metaverse right now.

In addition to providing BEDU with the layout of the space, MBRSC also provides the data needed to create as real a metaverse as possible, Alzarouni said.

Job creation

Alzarouni said that in the metaverse, businesses can scale much faster and easier, which could lead to the creation of more jobs.

There will be new jobs to fill in the metaverse in five to 10 years, he said.

“One of the jobs I plan to do in the future is a combination of an architect with the programming skills that exist in the metaverse,” he said.

As a result, he added, a new skill set could be created by introducing a curriculum at universities where students would graduate with an architect mindset and software programming skills to be able to play a role in the metaverse.

Societal integration

As a concept, the Metaverse already exists in different verticals, and games like Roblox and Fortnite have already briefly integrated it into society, the CEO said.

“The digital twin concept exists in manufacturing, automotive, and real estate, which is one aspect of how the metaverse could help,” he said.

However, he added that the world is in the early stages of integrating the Metaverse into reality. “It will take a bit of time, depending on adoption rates,” Alzarouni said. Implementing the metaverse in society could take five to ten years, he continued.

BEDU’s main goal and strategy is to become the next unicorn of the Web3 industry, Alzarouni said.

“Right now, we are all equal. No one can claim to be ahead of the game, not Meta, not Microsoft, not any other metaverse project, not even us,” he said.

In the 2117 metaverse vision, people will be able to work in the metaverse, go to school and attend concerts, he said.
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The journey will begin in “2117” with a liftoff from Earth, taking users through space for seven months until they land on Mars. The trip is estimated to begin in December, Alzarouni said.

The public will be able to participate in the metaverse from October and it will close in early December 2022.

Alzarouni said the sale would be open for two periods. The first sale, which will be private, will amount to 0.2117 ETH. In the second sale, which is for the public, the price will be 0.25 ETH, he added.

Web3 users with digital wallets will be able to connect their wallets and access 2117 using their crypto, he said. “So it’s as easy as any e-commerce experience people have these days,” he added.

When BEDU is released in late October, people will be able to access the 2117 metaverse through a link shared by the firm, he concluded.