First office to open in the metaverse claims to be a 'utopia' free from the limitations of physical space where people will work and have meetings using their personalised avatars
A workspace operator is set to open the first office space in the metaverse, which it says will 'catapult the office industry into the new age' and offer a 'utopian' alternative to its traditional offering.
Clockwise, which owns 15 flexible workspaces across the UK, says its Clockwise Campus comes as the 'lines between reality and the metaverse continue to blur'.
According to the organisation, remote working can create loneliness and lack of community, although it offers the benefit of being able to work from anywhere.
To tackle this, Clockwise says it has been 'exploring this issue to further promote authentic interaction and collaboration in a business sense'.
As a result, it says, it has identified 'the value of digital connection' - and has now set its sights on the metaverse.
The Clockwise Campus, which is set to launch in Autumn this year, will provide a digital platform for members and the public to 'connect, collaborate and interact in various spaces'.
According to Clockwise COO Alexandra Livesey: 'We are very excited to unveil our plans to launch our Clockwise Campus, the first ever workspace in the metaverse.
'Available to our members as an additional space for them to utilise, the Clockwise Campus will also be accessible by the wider public.
'By design this will facilitate further business connections and entrepreneurial collaboration - in a whole new digital dimension.'
She added that the space will also be used to host events which will focus on 'leadership, innovation and wellness'.
Clockwise collaborated with architecture and design studio MoreySmith on the space.
Its Principal Director and Founder, Linda Morey-Burrows, described its ongoing collaboration with Clockwise to work on 'such a unique and future-gazing project' as 'incredibly exciting'.