Why We Need Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0 to Survive

Jusletter IT, May 2016

30 Pages Posted: 3 Feb 2018

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Dirk Helbing

ETH Zürich - Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (GESS)

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Date Written: 2016

Abstract

The world is running into great trouble. The Anthropocene challenges (including climate change, impending resource shortages, demographic change, conflict, financial and economic crises) call for entirely new answers. As a result, we are now seeing the emergence of data-driven societies around the globe. Feudalism 2.0, fascism 2.0, communism 2.0, socialism 2.0, democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 can now be built. What framework should we choose? What would be the implications?

Keywords: democracy, capitalism, digital transformation, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence

JEL Classification: B00, P10, P40

Suggested Citation

Helbing, Dirk, Why We Need Democracy 2.0 and Capitalism 2.0 to Survive (2016). Jusletter IT, May 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3110464

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