Recre­at­ing Den­mark

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eople in Den­mark can now tear down ex­ist­ing apart­ment blocks and ac­quire new real es­tate, but only in the vir­tual world. The whole of Den­mark has been recre­ated, to scale, in com­puter game, Minecraft. The govern­ment says the maps were cre­ated to be used as an ed­u­ca­tional tool. It en­vis­ages them as “vir­tual field trips” to hard-to-reach parts of the coun­try. Dan­ish res­i­dents are urged to “freely move around in Den­mark” and “find your own res­i­den­tial area, to build and tear down”. Within a week, “Sev­eral large Dan­ish towns have been lev­elled to the ground...Copen­hagen and other cities have been re­con­structed,” said Chris Ham­meken, chief press of­fi­cer of Geo­datastyrelsen, which con­structed the model.

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