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To build a better world after the COVID crisis …

To build a better world from the Covid crisis, we need a global push to connect the world’s young people Web Foundation · March 12, 2021 As the World Wide Web turns 32, Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Web Foundation Co-founder...

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Digital espionage

Digital threats. The FD (Financieel Dagblad) of 10 February 2021 contains an important article on the digital threats posed by China and Russia. The article argues for more cooperation on a national level between governments, companies and universities to exchange information. It claims...

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Hyperconnected Jungle

A Hyperconnected Jungle

A Hyperconnected World. According to the WEF (World Economic Forum), we should speak of a Hyper-connected World now that everything is increasingly connected to everything else. Not only people and organizations are connected, also more and more devices (the Internet...

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Why European IT Companies and Platforms

Why European IT Companies and Platforms

The price of digital communication. Step by step, the world is changing toward a hyper-connected, digital world. Everyone and everything is connected, through a system of thousands of systems, running on the Internet. A poor smartphone owner in Mozambique can receive...

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Trump Offline

Trump offline. The Big Tech firms in the US have denied President Trump access to their platforms. And immediately, of course, there were all kinds of reactions. Are these firms allowed to deny private individuals, and perhaps especially a President, access...

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A plea to think differently in the digital world

reflections on digitalization and society Original review published on Reedsy Discovery Free book preview The fluid society is a name for the digital society that humanity will grow towards in the coming years. Over the last ten years I have written many...

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Does digitalization lead to low inflation?

Prolonged low inflation. Recently, economists have questioned why inflation remains low for a long time, while it is expected that when the economy picks up, inflation will also rise due to higher wages, higher energy costs and resource use. At the...

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Infocalyps ?

Disinformation. The world is flooded with ever-increasing amounts of disinformation. According to the American technology researcher Aviv Ovadya, this could eventually cause the world to go under. He coined the term infocalyps for this purpose. The huge amount of disinformation is...

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The scrambled world

Physically living here, but mentally being somewhere else. In the digitalizing world, it is becoming ever easier to live in one place and work – digitally – in another. It is also becoming ever easier to live in a random...

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Looking away from the digital tsunami

Technology has no political attention in Europe. It is not only busy political agendas that are blocking the recognition of the importance of global digitization and the will to steer it. There are simply interests for both large and small countries...

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Overpopulation: the real problem

There are too many people. Many of us are working hard on the big problems the world is struggling with: climate problems, sustainability, biodiversity, migration problems. However, the dominant cause of all these problems is the – too often forgotten –...

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Digital Utilities

There has been a long-standing discussion about the position of the Tech Giants, the social media they have brought to the market, the Apps and what it all entails. On the one hand, many governments in particular are of the...

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Stop “we-they” thinking

The world has been groaning under a group of authoritarian leaders such as Trump, Putin, Xi, Erdogan, Orban, Bolsanaro, with the result that no progress is being made in the transition to a more sustainable and just world. It is no...

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