Footballer Kevin Prince Boateng almost literally reaches for the stars for his wedding. While the real wedding ceremony with Valentina Fradegrada took place in Italy, the couple also exchanged vows in the virtual metaverse – around 384,400 kilometers from Earth.
With his club Hertha BSC, the 35-year-old footballer Kevin Prince Boateng secured relegation in the Bundesliga – just about. However, his wedding went high: to the moon.
Kevin-Prince Boateng: Wedding in the Metaverse
Boateng married Valentina Fradegrada, who is known as an influencer and model – on June 11, 2022 in Radicondoli, Tuscany, Italy. That’s one part of the Boateng wedding. In addition, the marriage ceremony with digital avatars took place on the moon. The Metaverse makes it possible.
Even guests were allowed at the virtual wedding of Kevin-Prince Boateng and Valentina Fradegrada – without a personal invitation, but for a fee of 50 US dollars. Apparently the tickets sold out quickly.
The fans had to buy access, Metaverse-like, via NFTs, it is said. The proceeds will in turn go to Fradegrada’s foundation for families in need.
Welcome to the Metaverse
Everyone has been talking about the Metaverse since autumn 2021: On October 28, 2021, Mark Zuckerberg presented the virtual world to the public. However, the Facebook founder did not invent the word, because it appears in the science fiction novel “Snow Crash” (1992) by Neal Stephenson.
Zuckerberg’s vision goes beyond the new virtual reality. It is correspondingly difficult to explain the metaverse in which Boateng has now celebrated his wedding.
Especially since all this is far from mature. Ultimately, the physical, augmented (AR) and virtual (VR) reality should merge and thus enable completely new experiences.
A recent survey by By battle shows that most Germans do not know what the metaverse is: only 4 percent of the people surveyed can explain the phenomenon. 75 percent have never heard of the Metaverse.
Tutoring is provided, as the manager of Digital for everyoneAnna-Lena Hosenfeld, declared:
The metaverse is still unknown to many people. To make digitization buzzwords understandable for everyone, we created the Digital Day – a day of action that makes it possible to discover and experience digitization in a very low-threshold way.
The day of action will take place on June 24, 2022.