Rabat – World governments should increase their investments in digital growth, said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak during World Islamic Economic Forum in Kuching, Malaysia on November 21. To him, digital technologies represent the “the future of the whole world” and the means to achieve better income levels.
“The government should be behind the digital growth. It is really the future for the whole world. The countries that do their best in it are going to go through this and have the best level of income,” he said during the first day of the 13th WIEF.
Stressing that it is now inevitable that technology will take over all aspects of life, the inventor said that countries should build up their reputation within field of technology and robotics.
He advised that in order for states to achieve desired developments in the future, they must begin attracting their best youth talents and provide the necessary “parts and tools,” including funding and market access, so as to “develop their own ways and find out what they like to do.”
The process of preparing the future generation for the world of electronics and machines must begin as early as primary school, said “The Woz.”
“Incubator is a good term to use and the government should modify some school programs to include software, hardware and robotics in the curriculum of primary education.”
The public speaker followed his governmental advising to address start-ups. “They must be willing to work on a lot of projects that make no money but are fun and meaningful to them.”
“Of course, you can show off to your parents, neighbours, and friends. Every time you show off, your mind is improved. You can become the best in the world and proudly say, ‘I’ve done that, and I’ve succeeded,’” he said.