The high-tech future is setting the pace for rapid and total digitalization, but offline communication is still relevant
The future of what is called physical and digital or phygital combines both of these experiences – online and offline. We think that the harmonious combination of these formats will allow us to experience these events even better. We do not need to demonize technology; at the same time, we should not think that there is one recipe for all situations. Both in the Dubai Expo and in other formats, we should strive to put technology at the service of our new and interesting experiences — Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates; Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai.
I am confident that most of these events [major global exhibitions, – Ed.] will be held in a hybrid format, with the possibility of live communication at different venues and a simultaneous digital twin. It will mean that everyone does not have to come, but they will still be able to participate in any event in a hybrid digital format. Well, except the footballers on the field — Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman, Skolkovo Foundation.
Families may be started online. Demographic issues may be resolved online but it just will not be interesting. This is why I hope that it will be wrong to replace live communication — Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
I believe will soon become our reality. It will be inevitable, and this reality will be upon us fairly soon. Sooner than we expect. So, those breakthrough technologies and discoveries will accelerate it — Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.