Participants at Government Summit to share insights on how the digital world will transform every aspect of life

DUBAI, 7th February 2015 (WAM) — Experts addressing the third Government Summit to be held in between 9-11 February, will share valuable insights on how the digital world will transform every aspect of life – from healthcare delivery to every object around you acting as a digital sensor to create compelling lifestyle experiences.

Daniel Kraft, Executive Director of FutureMed, will address a session on ‘Exponential Medicine: Technologies Affecting Our Future of Health and Wellness.’ He will highlight how world the digital medicine is witnessing a universal trend towards the integration of biomedicine with information technology and wireless and mobile device. He will also share insights on the emerging trends in science and technology that can be adopted by governments to transform healthcare delivery of the future.

“Would all medical practitioners eventually turn into virtual web-based physicians,” is how Kraft sees the potential of digital medicine. He will explain how the use of such techniques can be expanded to various sectors, including medicine, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, and space. “The success of remotely using robotics can change the traditional concept of the surgeries with some expecting that robots will manage hospitals in a few years and communicate with the world’s best doctors not constrained by distance.” Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT SENSEable City Lab, will review how the things around us can act as sensors to create surprising perceptions about life in a city that would speak to you and create dazzling interactive environments through sensors. He will present examples that can be applied depending on the data collected by sensors from various materials around us through the real-time control system.

Rati has observed that what is interesting today is that real-time control systems began to enter into our lives and our cities, over the past few years, to serve as outdoors computers. In a sense, every bit around us has acts like sensors, and this can bring a radical change in way human beings interact with the environment around us.

These techniques and experiences have been demonstrated in cities like Seattle and Madrid, through specific projects, and their success and ability to provide a vast amount of data has been tracked and processed.

Dan Gilbert, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and an expert in psychology and happiness, will explain how happiness in humans is the choice and decision of the individual. He highlights the fact that human mind provides system to adjust and “synthesise” happiness by adapting psychologically to pain and look at new options in live, and feel happiness even in times of crisis. However, most people do not use this system.

The consequences of the loss of dear one or not getting a promotion or failure in the study and other problems are less severe than we expect because of the psychological immune system in the brain that works with many cognitive processes in the subconscious mind contributing to changing views on the problems of humans and enabling in them a sense of feeling better. Even though the fact that happiness and the ability to adapt to the new choices exist in all human beings, according to Gilbert the psychological immune system works best when one faces a crisis.

The third edition of the Government Summit will be attended by more than 3500 participants. On the occasion, over 100 high-profile speakers, including world leaders, decision-makers, ministers, CEOs, thought leaders in government innovation, government officials and experts, will share ideas and visions on the future of government services, taking part in more than 50 interactive sessions.