JRC report explores opportunities and challenges of next-generation virtual worlds in the EU

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has recently published a report examining the potential benefits and obstacles of next-generation virtual worlds in the European Union (EU). The report covers sectors like education, manufacturing, health, and public services, highlighting the need to address societal, technological, economic, and policy challenges. It provides a multidisciplinary analysis, including a techno-economic evaluation of the digital ecosystem and identification of key players in virtual world subdomains. The report offers valuable insights for policymakers, industry stakeholders, and researchers.