It is needless to say that developments in the world are increasingly determined by digital progress. This encompasses a wide range of different aspects, from rapid developments in digital services and products to the significant influence of social media on society, from large-scale transformations in almost every industry to spectacular developments such as bitcoins and… Continue reading Without Big Tech, Europe falls behind
With a group of four people: Joost van Iersel (former member of Dutch Parliament for the CDA; Senior Advisor at the European Policy Centre), Willem Korteweg (former CIO, former Director of the Leading Edge Forum), Paul Timmers (former Director at the European Commission; Research Associate at Oxford University, Adjunct Professor at the European University Cyprus)… Continue reading The digital- sovereign- Europe-theme group
At the moment there is quite some discussion about the pros and cons of AI: Artificial Intelligence. Recently, Microsoft bought ChatGPT an AI system that generates a detailed and reasoned answer based on questions, worded in such a way that it looks like an expert with a lot of knowledge has responded. Microsoft plans to… Continue reading AI in search engines: a threat or opportunity?
There is no denying that the world is currently facing a dramatic situation..We are living in a consumer society that has outgrown its capacity, As a result our natural environment is gradually collapsing.So much so that numerous scientists in the fields of climate, biodiversity, resources and biology, believe that in their areas, the points of… Continue reading Can humanity still save humanity?
Digital networks. Digital networks are expanding around the world at an unprecedented rate. Every family, association, institute, government, organisation or company creates digital networks in order to communicate, work, exchange information and do business with each other worldwide. Networks of like-minded people who help each other, communicate with each other, share emotions and feelings, emerge… Continue reading Control needed in the digital world
On social media numerous discussions are taking place about the influence of Big Tech on society, about the danger of a digital ID that is supposedly being developed through the QR code, about a “Great Reset” that the World Economic Forum is advocating. The fact is that traditional society is being overrun by a digital… Continue reading Digital Democracy
This blog is the paragraph on “digital utilities” from the book “The Digital Challenge for Europe Exponential growth and dominance of tech giants There is a lot going on right now around the world’s major tech giants. Approximately 90% of the 70 largest Tech Giants operate from the US and China and dominate almost all… Continue reading Digital Utilities
Politicians fail. Anyone who addresses problems in meetings that the world is currently struggling with, quickly comes up with the question to what extent people expect ‘politics’ to solve those problems. The recently published IPCC report, widely embraced by scientists and the public alike, is another good test case. The general answer to this question… Continue reading Our thinking gets in the way of solutions
Reordering the world. The world is becoming more digital every day, to the extent that more and more transactions between people and organizations, as well as between organizations themselves, are taking place digitally. Digitalization is rearranging the world. Numerous new networks are created worldwide, through which organizations have contact with each other, do business with… Continue reading Society in digital transformation
The article is reproduced with the author’s permission from Directions Cyber Digital Europe, 23 July 2021 Strategic autonomy continues to be “hot” in Brussels, Berlin and Paris. Not a week passes without a new policy proposal by the European Commission or a letter from a number of European Heads of State urging the strengthening of… Continue reading Debunking Strategic Autonomy ; Paul Timmers