An informative session “Inclusive connectivity” held on the last day of the Future Summit on Thursday in Karachi. Different speakers addressed the participants on related topics.
First part of the session was delivered by Henry Wang, which is founder of SmartMesh. He began his talking with the history of the internet since 30 years, and then said that today when technology looks everywhere, still 3.9 billion people are not connected, which means half of the world, including areas in China and the US; 1.3 billion people are without power and two billion don’t have a bank account. He told the participants that “satellite is the future”. In five years 20,000 satellites will be launched and in 10 years the whole world will be connected.
The next speaker was Leonid Kozlov, co-founder of weDAO. He raised two often-asked questions. How to use technology to bring common sense in our lives? Will robots take over our jobs?
Nixon Chung, founder of Camloy International Limited’s talked about tourism. He said out of the top 10 tourist destinations, three (China, Japan and Thailand) are from Asia. “Thailand is outstanding.” He pointed out that one of the reasons why tourism is important because it has become a lifestyle for the people; and one of its roles is that it reduces poverty.
Berny Dohrmann, CEO of Space International USA, spoke on the topic of ‘personal innovation’ with reference to his new book Super Change. He said we live in an age of super change where our growth will depend upon how we adapt to it. Artificial Intelligence is growing fast. Things are speeding up but humans need to calm down.
Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui , Federal Minister for IT and Telecom was chaired “Inclusive connectivity” session. He said the best mode to predict the future is to reinvent it. For doing that the best thing for Pakistan is to initiate a discussion with key stakeholders, to convert Pakistan into a digital Pakistan, and to alter its economy into a knowledge-based economy.