The pandemic has spurred new technologies that are radically changing resource economies and the labor market
The reduction of the carbon footprint in all products, in consumption, falls doubly on Russia as one of the main suppliers [of resources - Ed.] The challenge before us is most acute. <...> Russia faces a double challenge: on the one hand we need to get rid of the most harmful materials still in consumption <...> but on the other hand we need to reduce this contribution in terms of exports to the world economy. And then, as a consequence, we will have to limit our foreign exchange earnings. <...> We will have to reduce our revenues from oil, for 20 years it will be a serious challenge — Alexey Kudrin, Chairman, Accounts Chamber of the Russian Federation.
We use [technology- Ed.] to complete the tasks that used to be completed by humans. <...> In the United States, automation has unfortunately led to the displacement of people, although there has been a surge in a number of new positions, new jobs. These are market consequences. We began to use automation extensively, and the destruction of the middle class was one of the consequences of that — Daron Acemoglu, Economist, Co-author of the Book "Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty".
After the pandemic, digitalization was necessary for survival. Now it is necessary for prosperity, <...> raising the level of labor, the level of profit, which leads us to the second priority, which is the improvement of the market situation, above all on the labor market. We have a mismatch between the labor army that we have now and the one that will appear tomorrow. And a widening gap between [economic - Ed.] inequality and equal opportunities in consumption. That gap will only keep growing if the world does nothing — Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC .