Not content with creating “Mr. Musky”, the world’s first metaverse salesperson, the UAE’s tech startup scene is aiming even higher, with plans to erect an entire office tower inside of the digital universe. The project will be managed and executed by Virtuzone, in collaboration with pax.world.
It will function in much the same way as a traditional brick-and-mortar building, serving the freelance and digital nomad economy and acting as a virtual office and meeting space.
The tower is simply called “The V” and it will offer a fully interactive ecosystem complete with video conferencing, event spaces, and other function rooms, as well as metaverse avatars and a comprehensive suite of communication tools.
The idea behind the project is to incorporate real services and solutions into a completely digital space, enabling seamless communication and networking, plus solutions for accounting and auditing. The tower will even act as a hub for establishing highly tax-efficient legal entities and help businesses utilize legal decentralized autonomous organization structures (DAOs) while pairing with real-world offices and mailing addresses.
“It is our vision as a company to be at the helm of creating a borderless business environment, where geographical boundaries do not exist, and entrepreneurs from all over the world enjoy the freedom to do business and transact with one another in a secure environment,” says George Hojeige, CEO of Virtuzone.
Millions of digital nomads and freelancers from around the globe will be drawn to the V tower, which will serve as a metaverse headquarters. The building will also bolster the UAE’s digital economy, attracting investors and helping to shape the region’s continual digital development.
UAE Comes Out Strongly In Guinness World Records 2023
Guinness, the renowned cataloger of record-breaking events, has released its latest annual, after sifting through 40,000 applications — and the Arab world is heavily featured.
Guinness World Records, the authority on record-breaking global achievements, has just announced its latest release, “Guinness World Records 2023 (GWR2023),” which will be available online and in physical stores across the Arab region from today.
As usual, GWR 2023 features all of the latest achievements from around the world (and space!), with special features and updated graphics to bring the stories to life.
So why the interest in the latest Guinness installment? Well, it turns out the Arab Region is strongly represented in the book, with more than 50 records featured in the new edition, which is no mean feat considering the volume of competition.
“We’ve sifted through nearly 40,000 record applications over the past year to bring you Guinness World Records 2023. People from all walks of life continue to be fascinated by extremes, and we’ve received claims from across the planet – indeed, even from space! This is why I’ve said the new edition is out of this world,” says Craig Glenday, Guinness Editor in Chief.
Of interest to readers of this platform, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates both get to flex their record-breaking muscles.
Saudi Arabia claims the title of “Largest LED Structure and Suspended Ornament” courtesy of the Noor Riyadh Festival, as well as other weird and wonderful titles, including the “Largest Lego Formula 1 Car”, as well as perhaps more prestigious honors, such as “Largest Mirrored Building”, “Largest Clock Face”, “Tallest Lighthouse” and the “Largest Geodesic Dome”.
Not to be outdone, the UAE has claimed several humanitarian record-breaking titles, including the “Longest Video Livestream” (by The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and pan Arab influencer Hassan Suleiman), the “Largest Donation for Medical Treatment”, and the “Most Awareness Ribbons Made in One Hour”.
On the tech front, the UAE also claims several prestigious firsts, including “First 3D-Printed Laboratory”, while the world-renowned Burj Khalifa hangs on to its title of “World’s Tallest Building”.