We Asked 5 Creatives Their Thoughts On The Robotics Revolution And This Is What They Said

Greg Swales, Ausra Osipaviciute, Sharon Drugan, Mazen Abusrour, Sol, Harper's Bazaar Arabia November 2019 Contributors, Contributors
Vladimir Marti
Greg Swales, Sharon Drugan, Mazen Abusrour and more weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution: robotics and AI

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GREG SWALES

Internationally revered fashion photographer Greg brought Bazaar’s Salma Awwad’s Robotics Revolution vision to life with will.i.am, Sara Al Madani and Emon Shakoor on page 118

Define the future in three words…
Return to nature

Robots are…
Everywhere, in many shapes and sizes that we don’t recognize as robots

If you invented a robot what would it do?
Sorting and cleaning recyclable materials

One thing you’re excited for in the future?
I’m excited for the new generation of people who care about the planet and the shift in priority from profit to sustainability. New technologies that solve
issues with the world’s waste problem is exciting

What advice would you give to your future self?
Stay close and connected to people

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AUSRA OSIPAVICIUTE

Dubai-based photographer Ausra Osipaviciute captured Iris Van Herpen’s ethereal beauty on page 142

Define the future in three words…
Future is a thought in your head

Robots are…
not able to replace creativity of a human being

If you invented a robot what would it do?
If I invented a robot, it would be an intergalactic portal, so I can visit other planets

One thing you’re excited for in the future?
Teleportation

What advice would you give to your future self?
Be aware of the present - it is the only thing that exists, the only concept you’re experiencing right now and the present is where you
create everything from

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SHARON DRUGAN

Wielding her brush across two fashion-forward shoots on pages 134 and 142. Sharon Drugan created an abundance of awe-inspiring beauty creations

Define the future in three words…
Future is now

Robots are…
better than humans

If you invented a robot what would it do?
Clean my makeup brushes…

One thing you’re excited for in the future?
The Hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. This will be a game changer and I can’t wait to experience it

What advice would you give to your future self?
I would tell myself to be patient, count my blessings and to continue giving without expectation

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MAZEN ABUSROUR

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One of regions most sought-after photographers Mazen turned his lens on the Girl On Fire on page 134

Define the future in three words…
Full of possibilities

Robots are…
Going to take our jobs one day

If you invented a robot what would it do?
Dismantle other robots.

One thing you’re excited for in the future?
Teleportation

What advice would you give to your future self?
Do more yoga Mazen!

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SOL

Sol (Suhail Khoury) is one of the Arab world’s most versatile entertainers who set page 134 ablaze in Girl On Fire

Define the future in three words…
Surveillance. Nanotechnology. Biotechnology

Robots are…
Robots are humans trying to give birth to themselves, they are instruments of freedom from the mundane

If you invented a robot what would it do?
Deep tissue massages

One thing you’re excited for in the future?
Driverless cars, this will be a big win for all humanity

What advice would you give to your future self?
Stay consistent and don’t let anyone implant chips under your skin



From the November 2019 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia

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Greg Swales, Ausra Osipaviciute, Sharon Drugan, Mazen Abusrour, Sol, Harper's Bazaar Arabia November 2019 Contributors, Contributors
Vladimir Marti