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Will equip PM, ministers with techniques to deal with an uncertain world

In his first interview after taking over as NITI Aayog vice-chairman, SUMAN BERY tells Indivjal Dhasmana and Sanjeeb Mukherjee that his important job will be to ideate a medium-term roadmap for revival of economic growth. The conversation ranged from cooperative federalism to growth-inflation trade off and more. Edited excerpts:

Meta-governance: Role of metaverse in India’s E-governance

To understand the metaverse, we have to travel back to 1992, when the word “Metaverse” was first coined by Neal Stephenson in his science fiction novel – “Snow Crash”, where humans, in their Avatars, interacted with each other in a virtual space. Metaverse is a combination of two words, “meta” (which has its Greek origin and which means beyond or across) and “universe”. It is a virtual realm where physical, augmented, and virtual reality converge. To put it simply, in the metaverse, you will experience the internet in 3D using special AR/VR devices and other body gears.
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