Government Summit 2015: Sheikh Mohammed opens Museum of Future Government Services
The road to the future
It seems that many of Dubai's annual events in 2015, are choosing to emphasize the role of technology in the landscape of Dubai, whether it be innovation, art, creativity, design or education. On that note, Dubai has inaugurated the Museum of Future Government Services.
The new initiative has just been unveiled, as part of the third Government Summit, by UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Breaking the mould of the standard museum format, the new cultural initiative has fashioned the space to resemble a real street, in life-sized proportions. Visitors can walk down the street and experience the different showcases that demonstrate how technology will impact Dubai's approach to mobility, education and healthcare in the future. The displays have been developed by a team of more than 180 experts.
At the opening of the museum, Sheikh Mohammed said: "Innovation is the key to prosperity, and governments must invest in research, development and innovation more than other sectors because they are closely related to the development of human life. Innovation is the best way to improve the quality of lifestyle, and it is not an option any more but an imperative, especially with the changes and rapid evolution witnessed by the world."
Exhibits include the world's most advances robot, developed by Honda, that interacted with Sheikh Mohammed directly. There are also examples of how virtual reality technology can be integrated into citizen experiences of the city of Dubai. Self-driving cars feature, giving us an insight into the future of mobility and transport. There is also a section called 'Fitzania: a healthy and enjoyable life,' which encourages children to play fun games, while medical devices monitor their heartbeat, blood pressure and other vital life signs, in a fun healthcare initiative.
Yet more reasons to be excited about the future of Dubai...