The eighth session of the Valdai Club's 16th Annual Meeting was dedicated to the topic: "War for the Future: How Technology Has Become the Subject of Confrontation".
Many experts note that the world has already entered the era of technological wars. The battle has just begun is not for leadership, but for domination in the field of artificial intelligence, digital economy, new technologies, and it promises to be fierce. The nature of competition is difficult to predict - the technological and communication interdependence is deep and comprehensive, but the restrictive measures are becoming more sophisticated. The rivals are opposing each other, but at the same time they need to interact with competitors. How to ensure the technological development of the country in such a situation? Is partnership with other states possible in such conditions? Is it possible to expect that the world will be divided into opposing technological blocs, as it happened in the second half of the 20th century?