In Colombia, a court held a virtual trial in Meta’s Horizon Worlds metaverse. Although this experience is unprecedented, it does raise some questions.
In Colombia, a trial is held in the metaverse
If much progress is still to be made before seeing metaverses as they are represented in the collective imagination, cases of applications are nevertheless beginning to emerge. Indeed, our colleagues from Reuters for example reported on Friday that in Colombia a trial was being held in the Horizon Worlds metaverse of Meta.
The first hearing took place on February 15, and the participants were able to discuss using virtual reality headsets for two hours.
This experiment was conducted by Magdalena Administrative Court, a Colombian department. The case in this trial concerns a dispute between a local transport union and the police. Several audiences are thus planned in Horizon Worlds, and potentially the verdict of the trial too.
Magistrate Maria Quinones Triana commented on the event:
“It’s an academic experiment to show that this is possible… but where everyone consents to it. [Mon tribunal] can continue to carry out actions in the metaverse. »
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If this experience has the merit of being original, however, it would not have been unanimous. Although this is perfectly legal, Maria Quinones Triana notes that viewers would have been 70% to show their disapproval.
Indeed, virtual reality equipment is still expensive, and can constitute an obstacle to the democratization of such trials. Nevertheless, lawsuits in the metaverse could be useful in certain specific cases. The magistrate cites, for example, cases of abuse, where the two parties would not want to be confronted directly.
Although trials have already been held in a dematerialized manner, in particular thanks to Zoom, Digitization takes it to a whole new level with this experience.
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