How did technologies develop and what impact did they have on the development of ancient Belarus? What links linguists and IT professionals, and what results have we already got from their cooperation? Who is the bearer of the Belarusian language besides the people? And can cars get out of human control? All these and many other issues will be discussed at the round table discussion “From the Origins of Statehood to an IT State”, devoted to the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. The event is scheduled as a part of the Year of Science events held by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Republican public association "Belaya Rus".