Speaking at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Journey 2021 international conference on artificial intelligence and data analysis, Vladimir Putin said, “The term metaverse was proposed by the famous science fiction writer (Neal Stephenson) 30 years ago. In his book, people literally escape the imperfections of the real world and find salvation in the meta-universe. However, this approach is too pessimistic for us today and I think it is definitely not worth going down this road. On the contrary, it is necessary to use the possibilities offered by the meta-universes so that people can communicate, work together, read, co-creative and implement business projects regardless of long distances.”
Putin added that this (meta-universes) is the new peak for companies to reach.