“So I woke up this morning and it was the year 2025. All of the DSM policies had been implemented. (Don’t ask about the US president!) I thought back on last night’s… [read more]” Today, Euracti... »
When movie piracy shifted from torrent downloads to illegal streaming, it brought a legal debate whether it was actually illegal to watch illegal streaming. We already knew from a 2104 ruling by the C... »
Police car in Stockholm covered with flowers during manifestation (Photo: Karin Lindgren Strömbäck) On Friday afternoon, my hometown Stockholm suffered a terror attack. The terrorist drove a st... »
Is technology culture? The answer depends on what you mean by “technology”. And “culture”. Starting with culture, there are three main meanings of the word: culture as art, culture as human effort and... »
Consumer power may be an illusion online, but advertiser power is real. In theory, users can “vote with their feet” and leave a service they don’t like. This is often hailed as “competition is only on... »
I vowed never to complain about Brussels traffic after I visited Istanbul. The moves my cab driver made to get me to the airport in time included reversing in high-speed against on-coming traffic on t... »
The Digital Single Market is expected to create Billions of Euros (between 17 and 415 per year, depending on whom you ask). Except on closer inspection, those Billions are not added to the economy – t... »
Basic income is sometimes regarded as an inevitable result of technological progress. If automation takes away all jobs, the state will have to pay people to do nothing goes the logic. This could be p... »
You know the future is already here when the European Parliament has a report on robots and AI. Not only the rapporteur, Luxemburg socialist MEP Delveaux Stehres, and Netopia take an interest in these... »
Singularity University is a think-tank in Silicon Valley, perhaps the most important place in the world for technology philosophy. It appears there is no problem that technology can’t fix: Death? Tran... »