At the Youth Internet Governance Forum, a video was presented urging young people to think, live and decide how to use digital technology in a dynamic and ever-changing world. Technology is neutral in and of itself, and it can both consume our time and provide new opportunities to make it more efficient.
"I call on all Forum participants to use their creative energy to contribute to the development of an open, safe, stable and accessible Internet. You are our future," said Liu Zhenmin, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, in his greeting to the participants of the First Youth Internet Governance Forum.
An international video clip was shown as part of the First Youth Internet Governance Forum. The urgent problems of our time reflected in the video are the reverse side of digitalization and the widespread transition to the Internet.
"Young people are tomorrow's leaders and it is critical that they should be engaged in the global public policy discourse today to bring us closer to a safe, secure, sustainable and reliable Internet for all," said Chengetai Masango, head of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat, in an interview he recorded especially for the participants of the First Youth Internet Governance Forum (Youth RIGF).
Is it true that widespread automation will soon rob us of our jobs? Will neurotechnology be able to extend the capabilities of the human brain, connecting it to the Internet and integrating people's nervous systems?
The first Russian Youth Internet Governance Forum (Youth RIGF) will be held on April 6 at Skoltech. It will result in the adoption of a "youth message" which will reflect youth's vision of the future of the Web and will be made available to the Russian and global Internet community.