Saxony-Anhalt wants to enable access to the state parliament with VR glasses
For years, politicians have been accused of not being able to keep up with the age of digitization. The state parliament in Saxony-Anhalt now wants to prove that things can be done differently. For example, in the future it will be possible to take part in the sometimes lively debates in the state parliament in the state capital Magdeburg via VR glasses.
Is Saxony-Anhalt becoming a pioneer in IT?
It’s amazing what a transformation Saxony-Anhalt has undergone in recent years. Only some time ago, the state was considered a big loser of the reunification and a structurally weak region. Young people moved away and the population continued to shrink. At the latest since Intel announced it would build its chip factory in Magdeburg, however, the state seems to have found new strength. In keeping with the chipmaker’s modern face, the Landtag President Gunnar Schellenberger announced that in the future, with the help of VR glasses, you can be right in the middle of the Landtag. According to his own statements, the CDU politician wants to live up to his agenda. Thus he promised with beginning of its office to provide for a glass parliament.
In the thick of things instead of just being there with VR glasses
Especially in structurally weak regions like Saxony-Anhalt, disenchantment with politics is very high. People do not feel well represented in the state parliament and are simply no longer interested in important political processes. For this reason, Schellenberger also wants to ensure that politics can be experienced. This is what the parliamentary president told dpa. This is to be achieved with the help of modern technology. Schellenberger would like to put this project into practice before the end of this legislative period. Since the next state elections will not take place until 2026, he still has plenty of time. What sounds very good in theory, however, has so far been nothing more than empty words.
After all, the development status of the VR plenary hall is virtually zero. However, since Schellenberger is known for maintaining a contemporary approach to social media, we assume that he will put his plan into action. The only question is how much time this will take. After all, IT projects in public hands usually take a bit longer than in the private sector. We look forward to seeing the results! By the way, Meta recently presented what the future of VR headsets could look like.
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