We present an analysis of reports, round table discussions, approaches presented at the IV International Conference “Designing the Future and Horizons of Digital Reality”. The focus of the conference participants was the analysis of the results, risks and prospects for the development of the computer reality of the world and the Belarus-Russia Union State from the position of an interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge at the intersection of philosophy, mathematics, computer science, sociology and a number of other disciplines. At one time, the Nobel Prize laureate academician Zh.I. Alferov said that it is in Russia and Belarus that the potential in the field of information and telecommunication (IT) technologies is greatest among the post-Soviet countries. And it is these technologies that should become the basis of our scientific and technical breakthrough. This foresight is the leitmotif of this conference. Many innovations in our countries are perceived with the imperative: “New is good”. But it’s not always the case. Our world is not linear. It is characterized by bifurcation points, in one of which it is now. Discoveries, technologies, inventions at this point can determine which branch of further development will be chosen. Therefore, a broad interdisciplinary analysis of the strategic risks of the development of computer reality is required. The choice that is now being made must be conscious and responsible. This circle of problems is also in the center of attention of the conference participants.
designing the future, computer reality, the Russia–Belarus Union State, post-industrial development, humanitarian and technological revolution, self-organization, synergetics, interdisciplinarity, strategic risks, big challenges, mathematical modeling, educational imperative, philosophy of new reality