NEW YORK, February 2. /TASS/ On Thursday in New York, participants of the "round table" "Common Destinies-Common Solutions" discussed the problems of creating a green economy and promising scientific research, the impact of the Internet on young people and the need for urgent measures to counteract aggression in society.
"Round table" organized on the initiative of the two organizations - Interregional Public Charitable Organization of Assistance to Persons with Disabilities "Sail of Hope" and the International Alliance of BRICS Strategic Projects, - Larisa Zelentsova, Head of two organizations, noted in the conversation with TASS correspondent. - The Schiller Institute helped us to organize the current meeting, which traditionally invites people from different social groups. The purpose of the current round table was to demonstrate that we truly understand each other and are ready to contribute to achieving mutual understanding at a higher level."
The presentation on "green" economy was made by Professor Tatyana Smetanina, on the role of culture in bringing people closer together - Valida Akopyan, ethics of communication with people with disabilities - Maria Boucher and problems of Internet dependence- Maxim Makukhin.
One of the most acute problems facing by modern society is the use of "green" technologies in the economy, as well as the preservation of the environment, said in an interview with Corr. TASS Dennis Speed, coordinator of the Schiller Institute in the North-West of the USA. "In my report, I wanted to draw attention to the fact that the Americans are very actively used some of the Russian developments in the field of nuclear fusion, for example, Tokamak reactor (toroidal installation for magnetic plasma retention), - he said. - In the 1970s, the idea of a thermonuclear torch was born that could be used to destroy waste. If it were decided to deal with this problem with the participation of the United States, Russia, China, Japan and India, these countries would jointly be able to achieve the same results as President Kennedy achieved with the Apollo program, which provided the flight of astronauts to the moon. Such technologies would give impetus to the development of other disciplines. I urge to enable scientists to work together." The problem, Dennis Speed added, is that "many do not want such cooperation with Russia."
Another topic for lively discussion was the question of how to educate young people in the Internet age. It is important to explain what is impossible and what can be done in the Internet space, said Maria Boucher, Director of the Austrian higher school of etiquette. "Our school was founded in 1867 in Vienna, and now we have a representative office in Russia," she said. - We raised the issue of etiquette on the Internet. Today, the Internet is used by a huge number of people, including 70% of young people who do not know etiquette in everyday life and accordingly allow themselves to behave on the Internet with impunity. This can lead to the demoralization of society: in 10 years we can get a generation that will be so aggressive that it will be very difficult to change it, if not now introduce courses of etiquette, communication on the Internet in all educational organizations and schools."