Navigating the Experience Age
Gulf Business|April 2021
We have an opportunity to transform and redefine travel by exploring how virtual and real experiences might complement one another

The challenges and opportunities presented by technologies, transport and travel in this current period – an era dubbed ‘The Experience Age’ – provided the focus of the recent Expo Talks: Travel and Connectivity, during which experts probed how continued advances in the speed, reliability and convergence of technologies have helped rewrite the world that relies on them.

The Information Age’s portfolio of life-changing technologies is substantial. For example, the smartphone – a computer that can be plucked out of our pockets – revolutionised how we communicate, listen, watch and interact, with an everpresent internet connection that has made us constantly available, accompanied by a camera that never leaves our side.

Social media, another outcome of multiple technologies brought together, has further defined the way we communicate, creating a new era of hyper-connectedness while also profoundly re-shaping the internet.

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