The direct answer to the question of how soon human capital will replace petroleum is that human capital replaced it long ago. The president talks about this, and members of the government constantly talk about it: it is not natural resources, not oil and gas that are important in Russia, but people – this is the most important capital in our country — Sergey Novikov, Chief of the Presidential Directorate for Social Projects.
I think that creativity is about overcoming borders, about the ability to think outside the box — Teresa Iarocci Mavica, General Director, V–A–C Foundation.
We need to understand and know what creativity is and how it works. <…> It is the foundation for the culture. Creativity is something worth dedicating yourself to, and this is a characteristic of a person and the culture of the community as a whole — Stefan Klein, Physicist, Professor, Berlin University of the Arts.
We are moving into a new era, an extraordinary time of innovation and invention. And over the course of the next few decades the way we travel, communicate, deliver healthcare, share ideas is going to change fundamentally — Charles Hendry, President, Advisory Council, Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.
There is a lot of creativity in neurosciences that are relatively new. First discoveries in neurosciences were made only at the beginning of the last century. But since that time, the rapid development of neurosciences began, and now is has gained pace, and we are learning more and more. Here I would like to talk about the creative area of neural interfaces. <...> Neural interface is an attempt to connect the human brain with some external device — Michael Lebedev, Professor, Skoltech.