I tend to think of the EU Commission as a rock of sanity and patience in a crazy world (don’t laugh, we need something to hold on to!). I think that fits well with the COMM’s self-image too. This mean... »
This week, the European Commission made me read the Bible. Turns out perhaps they should have a look themselves. This is what I found: Around the time of Jesus Christ, Jews and Samaritans generally... »
Frequent Netopia-readers may have noticed a sudden peak in guest opinions recently. 21 MEPs published a joint statement. A group of film producers wrote an open letter to the Estonian presidency. I in... »
How does technology impact society? That is begging the question. Phrasing the question like that already assumes techno-determinism: that technology happens and impacts society. Technology as a force... »
The biggest hit by The Hives is Hate to Say I Told You So. Great song, I’ve seen them perform it live several times. The chorus comes to mind when I follow the debate on social media and democracy. ... »
Once upon a time there was a new political movement. It had a bold vision of a future where the old systems had no place. It had a new language and a confident attitude. It had activism. It had an ide... »
“Cherish the moment” I told myself. I mean, I’ve had my work translated before. I once wrote the manuscript for a video game that was released in fourteen languages (it failed fourteen times). But thi... »
Do you know how to program computers? Have you ever changed your profile picture on social media? Selected a ring tone on your mobile phone? Installed an app? Good, so you know how to program computer... »
Netopia first started in Sweden in 2010, but in 2013 moved to Brussels and changed language to English. There were two reasons. First, the future of the digital society is a global conversation and it... »
It used to be that the internet would bring knowledge, democracy, growth, jobs and freedom to the oppressed. But yesterday, telecom organization ETNO upped the ante: now the internet will fix climate ... »