The Digital Society: A Summary
9 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 21, 2014
We need a "Galilean" paradigm shift in thinking, from a component-oriented, individually centered view to an interaction-oriented, systemic view. When combined with the new opportunities created by Information and Communication Technologies, such a paradigm shift will lead us to a self-organizing Digital Society and can help us to overcome (or at least mitigate) many long-standing problems such as financial instabilities, crime, conflict, war, or tragedies of the commons.
Keywords: Digital revolution, digital society, economy 4.0, complex systems, self-organization, Internet of Things
JEL Classification: A00, O30, P40
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