That is the result of the World Economic Forum (WEF) when conducting a survey on the level of excitement about the virtual universe (metaverse) of countries around the world.
A survey conducted by WEF shows that people in developing countries are more interested in new technologies such as the virtual universe (metaverse), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) than people in other countries who have a high income.
Survey results of more than 21,000 adults in 29 countries show that 52% are familiar with the concept of the metaverse. 50% of respondents feel positive about the applicability of the metaverse in life.
China, India, Saudi Arabia and Colombia are the countries most interested in the metaverse. About two-thirds of people surveyed in these countries feel positive when it comes to virtual universes.
China is currently the country where people are most interested in the application of the metaverse (78% of people surveyed). Second after China is India with 75%.
People in high-income countries are least interested in the metaverse (less than 30% of those surveyed).
Specifically, only 22% of respondents in Japan said they feel positive when it comes to the metaverse. The following countries are the UK (26%), Belgium (30%), Canada (30%), France (31%), and Germany (31%).
When asked about which areas of the virtual universe will have the most impact on their lives, people in developing countries such as South Africa, China and India said that the metaverse will change the learning environment, entertainment, application to remote surgery and digitalization of society.
On the contrary, not many people in countries with aging populations such as Japan, Belgium or France agree that the metaverse will have a significant impact on their lives.
In the report conducted by the Gemini exchange in 2021, the people of developing countries are also an enthusiastic audience of new technologies such as cryptocurrencies or blockchain. Accordingly, half of the respondents in India, Brazil and the Asia-Pacific region said they used to own a cryptocurrency.
According to experts, the issue of inflation and currency devaluation is the main driving force behind the use of cryptocurrencies in developing countries. In countries with a higher standard of living, people have less to worry about than inflation, and the need to own cryptocurrencies is also less.