Later this week the first 4th Industrial Revolution SA (4IRSA) Digital Economy Summit will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, where President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address delegates.

While the country’s leader is one noteworthy aspect to the Summit, another will be the use of a live 3D holographic projection to show the advancement of technology in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).

According to SA News, the 3D hologram is a projection that exists freely in space and is visible without the need for glasses, and opens up completely new and revolutionary ways of presenting products.

“In showcasing the advancement in technology and immense opportunities of the digital economy, the first of its kind, live holographic projection of President Ramaphosa’s address will be transmitted to the Rustenburg Civic Centre in the North West,” explained the Presidency.

SA News adds that the Summit will feature various breakaway sessions to integrate key themes which will include competitiveness, concentration and inequality. Other topics will include the future of work and jobs, society, state and citizen, opportunities, critical success factors and the 4IR  in the township economy.

“The inaugural Digital Economy Summit seeks to kickstart a wide-ranging societal dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and open a high level dialogue driven and informed by research from universities and other national research institutions,” added the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS).

[Source – SA News] [Image – CC 0 Pixabay]