Reality 2.0: A Concept for Understanding the Ecosystem of Societal Functions

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 2:15 PM-3:15 PM
Washington 1 (Marriott Wardman Park)
This workshop discusses a vision for understanding the ecosystem of societal functions, called “Reality 2.0,” and impacts to science and technology, policy, legal, and societal issues. Speakers from the Japan Science and Technology Agency propose that the Reality 2.0 concept can be used to understand the inseparable integration of physical and cyber realities, leading to new defined identities of people, enterprises, and services. The concept can facilitate new ways to integrate and provide societal functions, as well as cyber functions, as an ecosystem via service platform called “Software-Defined Society.” The Reality 2.0 concept would lead to social and industrial change, leading to substantial reduction of social costs and creation of new jobs.
Asuka Kashimoto, Japan Science and Technology Agency