Friday, January 26, 2007

Virtual Sweden

From the "Countries with Governments More Playful than Ours" file:

Sweden is to become the first country to establish diplomatic representation in the virtual reality world of Second Life, officials said on Friday.

"We are planning to establish a Swedish embassy in Second Life primarily as an information portal for Sweden," Swedish Institute (SI) director Olle Wästberg told AFP.

The embassy would not provide passports or visas but would instruct visitors how to obtain such documents in the real world and act as a link to web-based information about the Scandinavian country.
I'm sure the Norway will follow suit as soon as they can figure out a way to digitize the smell of lutefisk, Finland when they can perfect that code for the wife-carrying game for the Wii.