Sprinting 5 trillion, Beijing aims at this track | Xinjing Think Tank
Beijing is once again targeting the metacosm.
On July 8, at the press conference of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China, Mu Peng, secretary of the party group and director of the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission, introduced that Beijing will take the lead in exploring an effective path to build a new development pattern, strive to achieve the total economic volume to exceed the 5 trillion mark, and make economic development better serve the strategic positioning of the capital city.At the same time, it is also proposed to adhere to innovation leadership, vigorously develop the digital economy, and promote urban science and technology projects such as meta-universe.
It should be pointed out that this is not the first time that Beijing has proposed to develop a metacosm.During the "two sessions" in Beijing at the beginning of the year, the relevant person in charge of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Economy and Information Technology revealed that Beijing will start the construction of the urban super computing power center, promote the formation of a new innovation consortium of the meta-universe, and explore the construction of a meta-universe industrial agglomeration area.
In the context of the future economic sprint of 5 trillion yuan, the metacosm has become a step "first move" for Beijing to seize the commanding heights of technology and industrial development.
The concept of "metaverse" began in 1992 with the science fiction novel "Avalanche" by American science fiction writer Neil Stephenson, and the "oasis" in the 2018 American science fiction film "Ready Player One" is widely considered to be the prototype of the metaverse.
And 2021 is also known as the meta-universe first year.Since last year, domestic and foreign Internet companies have begun to accelerate the layout of the meta-universe track, first the meta-universe's first stock Roblox was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States, with a market value of more than $38 billion on the first day.Subsequently, Facebook announced that it would transform into a meta-universe company within five years and officially changed its name to Meta.
This is also the deep-seated logic of the government's increasing support for the construction of the Yuan universe.
As an important city of science and technology innovation, Beijing has a strong advantage of science and technology and industry in the development of the yuan-universe. Not only have the high-tech enterprises in the field of segmentation to provide the bottom-level technical support, there are also a new generation of information technology industry, science and technology services, artificial intelligence, medical health, intelligent equipment, energy conservation and environmental protection industry cluster of two trillion-level and other rich application scenarios.
The report noted that Beijing's digital economy has been at the top of the country's development since the“National big data strategy” was put forward in 2015. According to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Statistics, the 2021 value-added of the city's digital economy has reached 1.6 trillion yuan.
Sun Taoran, a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, once said that seizing the opportunity for the development of meta-universe and related industries will inject new vitality into Beijing's accelerated construction of a global digital economy benchmark city and an international consumption center city, and will also promote Beijing to be at the forefront of the new round of technological innovation and industrial upgrading.
The city sub-center took the lead in entering the game
In January this year, the city's deputy center released its “Eight measures for accelerating the yuan-universe innovation-led development of the city's deputy center,” which will rely on Tongzhou's industry guidance fund, we will use the“Parent fund + direct investment” approach to join other social capital to create a fund covering the yuan-universe industry, support yuan-universe start-up projects and major projects, improve the service system, and support industrial ecological construction, support the establishment of a metasomatic sub-fund focused on early and long-term investments.
In the content design, highlight the yuan-universe and cultural tourism characteristics of the integration of development. In the industrial space, planning“1 innovation center N characteristic theme park” the meta-universe industrial space layout. In the application scene, aiming at the field of digital empowerment, culture and technology integration, “To create a real number of integration of the new scene of tourism,” to provide enterprises with technology to create space for display.
In June, the country's first meta-universe digital art industrial park, the Dashu Meta-universe Digital Art Zone, was unveiled in the Beijing City Sub-Center.
For Beijing Economic Development Zone, as Beijing's high-precision industry development“A trump card”, the layout of the yuan-universe greater significance is to promote the integration of digital economy and physical manufacturing.
Public information shows that the overall level of intelligent manufacturing in the Beijing Economic Development Zone is high, the industrial carrying capacity is strong, and the digitalization and intelligence level of the manufacturing industry have always been at the forefront of Beijing.Among the 285 national standards for intelligent manufacturing that have been released in China, enterprises in Beijing Economic Development Zone have contributed more than one-third, becoming the main force in the formulation of intelligent manufacturing standards in China.
In 2021, the total industrial output value of Beijing Economic Development Zone will exceed the mark of 500 billion yuan, ranking first in the city, and the new generation of information technology industry will become the fourth 100 billion industrial cluster.
The Yuan universe race track competes fiercely
The metaverse is fiercely competitive, and the global competition for this track has quietly begun.
Some analysts believe that in the next 5 to 10 years, with the further maturity of related technologies and the continuous deepening of the concept of metaversity, the metacosmonic industry will enter a mature period.According to PwC data, the meta-universe market size is expected to reach $1.5 trillion in 2030.
In the context of the meta-universe heat, from a global perspective, the meta-universe layout in addition to the United States and China to occupy a dominant position, Japan and South Korea are also actively following.
In July 2021, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released the "Survey Report on the Future Possibilities and Challenges of the Virtual Space Industry", which summarizes the urgent problems that need to be solved in the Japanese virtual space industry in order to dominate the global virtual space industry.In the 2022 budget, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Korea also plans to spend $20 million to develop the meta-universe platform, and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Information and Communications of the Republic of Korea initiated the establishment of the "Meta-Universe Alliance".
International competition for the Meta-Cosmic City is also fierce.In November last year, Seoul, South Korea, announced the world's first comprehensive medium- and long-term metacosmological policy issued by a local government, the Metacosm Seoul Five-Year Plan.
According to the plan, Seoul's metacospheric ecology is mainly divided into three stages, which are the introduction stage (2022), the expansion stage (2023 to 2024), and the solution stage (2025 to 2026).
In addition to Seoul, South Korea, which is making every effort to build a meta-universe city, some cities in China are also actively seizing the opportunity for the development of the meta-universe.
In the "International Science and Technology Innovation Center Index 2021" released by Tsinghua University and related institutions, Beijing ranks fourth in the ranking of innovation capabilities in 50 cities (metropolitan areas) in the world.
As pointed out in "Deep Attention to How the Metacosmitis Rewrites Human Social Life" published on the website of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the State Supervision Commission, it is necessary to rationally look at the new round of technological revolution and impact on society brought about by the metacosm, and not underestimate the opportunities of 5-10 years, nor overestimate the evolution and changes in 1-2 years.