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Future scenario

Choose or build your own community

We create our own communities, either online or offline. As existing values tying together nations, governments, businesses, and families evolve and dissolve, we are free to design our own world based on our specific goals and intentions. This does not mean a loss of our roots, but instead opens up opportunities to belong to a plurality of diverse communities.

Until now
Membership in communities that function according to stringent existing values
In the future
Creation of new communities according to personal values

Technological and societal challenges

  • As online communities become more “real” and virtual personalities emerge, these personalities must also be granted social status and rights. Society must foster a culture that encourages all humans to move freely from one place to another, and from one community to another.

Expected role of universities

  • Universities will take on the challenge of developing a legal framework that governs the rights of virtual personalities. This may come in the form of a new school that merges with engineering, such as the School of Cybercivil Law. In addition, universities will continue to develop students’ abilities to respect the values of others.