July 18   Lee Kuan Yew   12:00 - 12:45   |   Innovation

Augmented City. Megacity in the Age of Augmented Reality

Augmented and virtual reality technology is crude but it is booming. Even if in the past the entertainment industry was all but the only practical application of the emerging VR technology, now virtual reality is transcending new and less obvious industries. Among the most promising fields for the nascent AR and VR expansion are sales, transportation and navigation systems, education, and health care. Based on the latest advances of face, voice and other recognition technologies, it is reasonable to predict the emergence of an augmented reality device that will project information in the person’s view and by this changing the nature of social relationships forever. The citizens of megacities will be the first ones to experience the impact of this change, which will make the issues of information ethics and privacy all the more urgent. 

  • Which spheres of life will be affected most by VR technology? 
  • What are the risks and the benefits of VR for the citizens? 
  • What steps should the cities make today to regulate advanced technologies and ensure safety for the citizens? 


Andrey Manirko
Co-Founder, Playtronica


BC Biermann
Creative Director and Founder, Heavy Projects
Aleksandr Lavrov
Vladimir Opredelenov
Deputy Director for IT, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts