Colombia is on the map as one of the countries in the world to have a court hearing on Virtual reality. Legislators in the country held a two-hour session using the Horizon Workrooms Technology, a product from Meta that helps different groups meet Virtually.
The South American Legislators wore virtual reality headsets to participate in the session. Also, the computers created avatars to represent those in attendance during the meeting. Furthermore, this meeting was broadcasted live on different social media platforms, for example, Youtube.
Mara Victoria, the presiding judge in the case, stated, “the primary goal of the application of information technology in the establishment of court proceedings is to facilitate and accelerate the process of administering justice.”Additionally, those present at the virtual meeting said that the case, in which a plaintiff attempted to file a lawsuit against the police, was successful
However, not everyone who watched the live stream regarded it as an excellent idea; some said it was absurd to see characters that resembled cartoons. One observer said, “I feel it completely removes the severity [of the issue].” Is it okay if I wish to imagine myself as a dinosaur character?
It was also the very first-time Colombian legislators had a complete virtual hearing. However, other countries have used Meta’s technology to hold hearings: local press claimed that a court in china had a virtual conference in September of last year.
Following the COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 led to a shift toward virtual court proceedings and gatherings in general. In addition, government-imposed lockdowns caused professionals to move to the Zoom network for virtual meetings, which boosted the company’s shares and increased its market valuation.
Although Meta, formerly Facebook, has invested heavily in the metaverse tech, it has yet to become a commercial success: In the Q4 of 2022, the metaverse Reality Labs experienced a massive loss.
Meta’s founder Mark Zuckerberg promised to increase funding despite the company’s losses. In his statement from last month, he identified Artificial intelligence (AI) and Virtual reality (VR) as the main technology trends influencing the plan.