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SM chairman proposes ‘metaverse museum’ as a part of Diriyah Gate Undertaking

Lee Soo-man, founder and chief producer of SM Entertainment, speaks at the 2022 World Travel and Tourism Council Global Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 30. [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

Lee Soo-man, founder and chief producer of SM Leisure, speaks on the 2022 World Journey and Tourism Council International Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 30. [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Lee Soo-man, founder and chairman of Okay-pop powerhouse SM Leisure, proposed the constructing of “a metaverse museum” as a part of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing Diriyah Gate Undertaking, the company mentioned Friday.
 
Lee made the comment throughout an look on the 2022 World Journey and Tourism Council International Summit in Riyadh as a keynote speaker on Wednesday.
 
“The development of the longer term metropolis will probably be centered on synthetic intelligence, the metaverse and drones,” Lee mentioned. “I not too long ago advised concepts on the imaginative and prescient of future cultural cities and life after assembly with governmental leaders of Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Mongolia.”
 
He “proposed the concepts after getting an invite from Saudi Arabia’s developmental authorities,” particularly the “Diriyah Metaverse (Museum) Undertaking” which proposes turning the city right into a metaverse website, because it has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Website in 2010, and mirroring its historic museum with digital actuality.
 
“With assist and assist from the worldwide society, Diriyah will develop into a metropolis that possesses the world’s first digital and bodily metaverse museum,” Lee mentioned.
 

Lee Soo-man, founder and chief producer of SM Entertainment, speaks at the 2022 World Travel & Tourism Council Global Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 30. [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

Lee Soo-man, founder and chief producer of SM Leisure, speaks on the 2022 World Journey & Tourism Council International Summit in Riyadh on Nov. 30. [SM ENTERTAINMENT]

 
Lee added that he had in-depth talks with governmental authorities in Mongolia, proposing concepts to construct a “good leisure metropolis” contained in the nation.
 
“To forestall Mongolia’s desertification and resolve local weather crises, we plan to carry a ‘tree-planting Okay-pop competition,’” Lee mentioned.
 
Lee based SM Leisure in 1989, which has produced many Okay-pop stars equivalent to singer BoA, boy bands Exo and NCT and woman teams Crimson Velvet and aespa.

BY SHIN MIN-HEE [shin.minhee@joongang.co.kr]

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