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27 February 2024

Journey into Dubai's Museum of Future

By Sneha May Francis

Will you let super computers choose your job? Will robots take over our cities? How will the man-machine relationship evolve? How will our cities look in 2035?

Well, the Museum of the Future has the answers.

It digitally weaves together a narrative that could possibly unfold the reality of 2035.

Talking to Emirates24|7, Saif Al Aleedi, CEO of the Dubai Museum of the Future Foundation, said the journey into the future has been exciting. The technology on display is based on years of research done globally, and by the foundation.

“The journey into the future is divided into different concepts. First it explores human augmentation, and how it can transform us into faster, stronger, more efficient. Second it tackles robotic companionship and how robots will impact our future relationships. The third section will look into algorithm management, and how future systems will manage whole cities.”

The bigger question, Al Aleedi insists, will be on whether we will let the super computers take over our lives. “We have the UAE hyper mind, where trillions of data will determine how a city functions.

“Based on psychometric tests and a number of questions the computer will ask us, it will choose our job. This would mean greater job satisfaction and better GDP growth.”

The relationship between man and machine will undergo a massive change.

The first segment looks at technology that governments all over are currently using. “The Algorithm logistics is used by amazon. It works from when a customer places an order to how the product is sourced,” explained an official at the museum.

The Museum of the Future, which was unveiled at the World Government Summit, is open to the public for the first time. “The museum is open between 6pm and 8pm every day of the three-day summit,” he said, adding, “It’s already sold-out”.