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Saturday, September 17, 2022

Building a Digital City

Much to consider in making a city and running it in simulation to improve its design and operation.

How Do You Build a (Digital) City?


Immanual John Milton, August 27, 2022

Technology companies, governments, and retailers are generating three-dimensional worlds to create metaverse spaces, while some cities are developing virtual environments for their citizens. For example, Virtual Helsinki is a digital twin of the center of the Swedish capital, designed to be toured in virtual reality (VR). Although the metaverse-as-city concept is in its infancy, consultants foresee massive profits as VR, augmented reality, and mixed reality technologies overcome clunky interfaces. Consultancy McKinsey & Co. cites shopping, social events, fitness, dating, and education as the activities consumers most prefer in the metaverse. The University of California, Irvine's Ian Larson suggests the principles behind SimCity and other videogames, like socialization and digital community design, can serve as a model for digital city spaces.  ... '

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