First and Only Metaverse Tribute Space Created to Pay Respects to the Queen
London was estimated to have nearly two million people lining the streets during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay their respects, mourn and remember the Monarch. Another estimated 4.2 billion were expected to tune into the televised service. But what about people across the UK and the world who also wanted to attend the funeral and have a memorable way to honour the Queen along with others who loved and admired her? A new Metaverse Tribute Space was launched to enable people to do just that.
Created by Memory Museum platform, Memtell, the Queen Elizabeth II Metaverse Tribute space allowed for hundreds of people around the globe to meet, watch the livestream of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral together, and connect with others through their collective love and respect for the Queen.
In partnership with Legacy, an open-source project that preserves space on the Internet forever using Web3 technology, the space also served as a Time Capsule to collect tributes, images, and memories about the Queen, with the aim to become the largest online Memory Museum for Queen Elizabeth II so that her legacy will continue for generations.
Mourners can experience the 100% free platform on their mobile device, desktop, laptop or even in VR if they choose. The creators were dedicated to making this a safe space, appropriate for all ages, religions, backgrounds and more. The page was continuously monitored to ensure the environment remained positive and comfortable for all.
Just as numerous media outlets have reported the immense community and camaraderie that the queue and the events leading up to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral created, so did this Tribute Page, where participants were different ages, races, genders and from different walks of life but could stand next to each other with a shared purpose: to remember the Queen.
Jonothan Birkett, CEO of Memtell, created the space after his parents lamented that they were unable to take part in the Queen’s funeral due to the amount of people and length of queue, as well as the travel required to get to London. “I realised we could take our technology and create something special where people could meet from anywhere in the world to celebrate and watch the funeral as well as give tribute to Queen Elizabeth,” Birkett explains.
While the Metaverse is currently primarily used for gaming and entertainment, the Queen Elizabeth II Tribute page is what Birkett hopes can be an example of how the Metaverse can connect people through social history and memories as well.
“Funerals are places where mourners come together to honour the departed, tell stories, and share memories. It’s highly interactive and an important way to grieve,” Birkett continues. “This platform allowed people to do that for Queen Elizabeth.”
Memtell is an innovative tech company with offices in Cologne, Paris and Melbourne. Our mission is to build a global cloud-based platform to digitise, privately share and archive memories for future generations. Our vision is to become the leading online platform for “Memory Telling” worldwide. How will we get there? The journey starts with sharing a memory. Our state-of-the-art Augmented and Virtual Reality Technology enables people to pay tribute and connect with each other around personal and social history. We constantly innovate and think outside the box to find creative ways of digitally capturing people’s memories and enable them to share and gift them in a personal and unique way. We are striving to set ourselves apart from other companies by embracing creativity, art and culture into the core of our identity. To learn more, visit memtell.com