Speaking at TechLaw Fest 2022, Edwin Tong, Singapore’s Second Minister of Law, believes that even highly personal, intimate events such as wedding ceremonies can be performed on the Metaverse.
“It is not unthinkable that, apart from marriage registration, other government services will soon be accessible online through the Metaverse,” Tong said. Regarding legal services on the Metaverse, the minister added: “There is no reason why legal services cannot be conducted on the same day. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to us that even the dispute resolution process, once considered a high-contact, physical contact, can be held almost entirely online. It is believed that such a comprehensive platform will make the entire dispute resolution process more convenient, efficient, and compatible with The rest of the world is developing in sync.”