Director's Message

Serageldin with Former President Mandela

The social and psychological aspects of virtual socializing, as opposed to the real world experience, are the subject of much discussion and debate. In addition, the vast expansion of connectivity especially with the huge spread of sensor networks which have the capacity of extending the human nervous system beyond anything that we have experienced before, will take us into new realms. This means that virtual experiences can be much expanded in the years ahead. Accompanied by a rapid expansion in Artificial intelligence (AI) these developments sketch a world of much more than self-driving cars. It is a world where the internet of things, where machines communicate directly with other machines without human intermediaries are right around the corner. It is a word where Africa must find its rightful place, and where the unbridled imagination of our youth becomes our greatest resource.

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Ismail Serageldin
Director of the Library of Alexandria

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The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA) continually organizes new projects, as well as more than 1000 cultural and scientific events, every year, such as annual book fairs, art exhibitions, conferences, seminars, concerts, and theatrical performances.

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