The book presents forecasts for the next twenty years given by eleven speakers at the VESTIFINANCE forum leading Russian entrepreneurs, economists, and politicians. The forecasts cover a wide range of topics, such as digital media, cyber threats, food security, the crisis of medicine, using biochips for people, etc.
Sergei Gorkov, Chairman, Vneshekonombank (until 24 May, 2018), enumerates 10 global economic trends, including private capital competing with state-owned companies, convergent technologies, and blockchain.
Sergei Dankvert, Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor), stresses the importance of controlling food security issues and the necessity of reforming the agroindustry.
Nikolai Durmanov, Russian genetic scientist, the Chief Construction of Biosafety Systems, RTI Group, signals a crisis of medicine and warns the readers about biological threats, the gravest of which is antibiotic resistance.
Natalya Kaspersky, President, InfoWatch Group, emphasizes the growing human dependence on information technologies which constantly generates new threats.
Igor Lotakov, Country Managing Partner, PwC Russia, speaks about trust in business and about current business opportunities and concerns, including the fact that over a half of working age Russians are not sufficiently trained for the new economy.
Dmitry Mednikov, Deputy CEO, All-Russian State Television and Radio Company, proclaims the era of a «shaping» audience, when media content is ordered and formed by consumers themselves.
Ilya Sachkov, Founder and CEO, Group-IB, speaks about cybersecurity and pseudoscience.
Maksim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation (until 7 May 2018), describes innovative projects of future transportation.
Yevgeny Chereshnev, IT expert, CEO, Biolink Technologies, shares his experience of using a biochip which may in the near future replace all existing documents, including medical insurance certificate, passport, and drivers license.
Anatoly Chubais, Chairman of the Board, Rusnano Management Company, gives a forecast for the development of the Russian nano industry.
Sergei Shvetsov, First Deputy Governor, Bank of Russia, comments on the modernization of the pension savings system.
The diversity of speakers ensures a comprehensive overview of how Russia might develop over the next few decades.
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