Iceland’s parody on Metaverse – a new tourism video sparking thought about virtual versus real life.
Zuckerberg told the world “the metaverse’s defining quality is the feeling of presence … like you’re there with other people.”
The Iceland Tourism board made a brilliant move by positioning the country Iceland as a complete opposite of a virtual reality world envisioned by Zuckerberg. Icelandverse is ”a place of “enhanced actual reality without silly looking headsets.”
It is good that brands (countries are brands too!) position themselves by presenting an alternative or an opposite. We humans still need alternatives. If you are not all-in Metaverse, then there is an alternative, the Icelandverse. If you do not like Coca-Cola, there is Pepsi. Alternatives and opposites help people to make a choice.