Denkfabrik (Partner: BMAS)
12:00 - 13:00
Digital Power and Its Discontents

Short thesis

What if the last 10 years, with promises of free products and services in exchange for customer data, were just a temporary "truce" that might unravel soon - and with drastic consequences?


The talk will uncover the mismatch between the optimistic picture of the future drawn by Big Tech and actual consequences of concentrating so much power in the hands of just a few highly centralized companies. There is no one pre-given form and shape to the digital economy; it can as well be steered in a more solidaristic direction but it would require a far-sighted strategy and political acuteness.