Singapore’s Second Minister for Law believes an integrated platform using the Metaverse will make the dispute resolution process more convenient and efficient.
Legal marriage proceedings, court case disputes and government services may one day be offered on the Metaverse, according to a Singaporean government minister.
Speaking at the TechLaw Fest 2022 on July 20, Singapore’s Second Minister for Law Edwin Tong argued even highly personalized, intimate events such as the solemnization of marriages have taken place online in the Metaverse:
“It would not be unthinkable that, besides registration of marriages, other government services can soon be accessed online via the Metaverse.” On the subject of legal services in the Metaverse, the Minister added that there is “no reason why the same cannot be done for legal services.”
“The pandemic has already shown us that even dispute resolution — once seen to be a physical, high-touch process [...] can also be held almost entirely online.”
Tong gave the example that a legal dispute involving an accident on a construction site for example could be viewed in three dimensions via a “single virtual platform” using augmented reality (AR) technology:
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