Is it just me or is this whole metaverse thing kinda lame?
Oh, it's not just me…
THAT'S 400,000 DOLLARS!!!!
FOR THE UN TO HOST SIX GUESTS!!!
And that's including the random journalist that logged in just to see if anybody would be there.
That's $80,000 per attendee if we leave out the journalist!
Money well spent, European Union!
Yeah, so apparently this little digital gala was meant to spread word of the EU's Global Gateway program, which is basically a Western response to China's Belt and Road system, the largest infrastructure investment in the history of the world.
Here's an ad the EU put out a few weeks ago concerning this digital space in the metaverse:
According to the spokesperson, the promotional post's purpose is "to intrigue that audience, primarily on TikTok and Instagram, and to encourage them to engage with the broader substance of the campaign, which will increase awareness of what the EU does on the world stage among an audience that is not typically exposed to such information."
Well I guess nobody really cares about the Global Gateway, now do they?
Six flippin people!
Goodness gracious, I bet the Chinese are just shaking in their boots!