Weekly Press Review | Enter an estonishing digital world through VR Estonia

Magical unicorn flies you around Estonian digital landscape in virtual reality platform

The VR Estonia experience narrates the journey of Estonia becoming the first fully digital country. It showcases different e-services like i-Voting, e-Health, e-Residency, also cyber security, the X-Road data exchange, business environment, and the future of a digital society.

Upon wearing the VR glasses (or just watching from the desktop view) and activating the video selection, you will be welcomed by President Kersti Kaljulaid in her office. You will then be introduced to a magical unicorn – your guide in the VR world, that takes you to videos, which you can activate by aiming the pointer to various topics.

The VR solution is available online at vrestonia.ee so anyone can experience what it is like to be part of e-Estonia.

This article was originally published in Estonian World. Read the full article here


Estonian President firmly committed to bringing more services to its e-citizens

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid brings optimism to e-Citizenship and talked about how its digital transparency and accountability have become an anomaly in today’s world of privacy breaches and identity theft. In her Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit appearance, she elegantly puts it “you identify yourself in the digital world just like you do in the analog world, with your passport.”

She believes that the online presence of government services provide equal opportunities to its citizens, especially to its underserved population.

President Kaljulaid also mentioned her plan to have online schooling that all e-citizens can avail of anywhere in the world.

This article was originally published in Fortune. Read the full article here


e-Residency dismantling fear of demographic time-bomb

One of the benefits of e-Residency is it allows someone from outside of European Union to do business in the region.

But this digital service seems to offer more solutions than it is supposed — offset aging population and shortage of talents, thus decline in economic growth. As European nations experience low birthrate and skills shortage, Estonia turns to e-Residency to cover its deficiency.

And indeed, this service has put Estonia on top of some businessmen’s minds. Since 2014, the country has already issued more than 45,000 e-Residency to entrepreneurs around the world who at the same time are contributing to Estonia’s economy.

Some prominent of states that have received Estonia’s digital ID are Shizo Abe of Japan, Angela Merkel of Germany, and Pope Francis.

This article was originally published in Business Insider. Read the full article here


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Visit the e-Estonia Briefing Centre

Visit the e-Estonia Briefing Centre

The goal of e-Estonia Briefing Centre is to inspire global policy makers, political leaders, corporate executives, investors and international media with the success story of e-Estonia and build links to leading IT service providers.

The e-Estonia Briefing Centre has become a must-see destination, hosting over 10,000 international decision-makers every year. Make sure to book your visit in advance.

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