The concept of lifelong learning as ongoing, independent activity undertaken by an individual motivated by knowledge acquisition is unquestionably a defining characteristic the modern era. Having appeared at the turn of the twenty-first century, lifelong learning has quickly become a requirement for contemporary people who wish to succeed in life. New technologies such as Web 2.0, augmented reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) allow us to seamlessly integrate the acquisition of information into our daily activities without distraction or loss of context. Will our consciousness be able to adapt to the ever-growing flow of information? What will the learning process look like in 30, 50, or 70 years?
President Nazarbayev University
Senior Vice President, Research, Evaluation & Societal Advancement, Center for Creative Leadership
Futurologist, business strategist
Managing Director of the Administration of the IFAC
Rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan