The word ‘Internet’ isn’t one that the young generation uses because they grew up inside it. […] They use the names of specific platforms. […] So we’ve come to realize that for the next generation, this division [into online and offline – Ed.] no longer exists — Alexey Firsov, Founder, Platforma Social Design Centre.
There definitely isn’t any dividing line between offline and online space at the moment. However, under the new ethics, we can see how something that originated online has very quickly penetrated into the digital space. And thanks to this coming together of the new ethics, we can see how, on the one hand, the views, the points of view of some small groups begin to dominate society and expand the boundaries of moral values, ethical foundations, and on the other hand, how the digital space has amplified the effect of these manifestations thanks to the phenomenal speed at which information is transferred — Yulia Ablets, Deputy Director General, Dialogue Regions.
We must pay attention to generation Z, the younger generation. They’re already living in a virtual universe. We were just talking about how there is no separation, no boundaries between online and offline, how they can’t imagine themselves outside of it, and it’s true. And NFT, personalized avatars, 3D avatars, Web3, it’s all they’re interested in, they’re in that world. It’s a trend you can’t miss — Marina Krasnova, General Director, VKontakte.