Digitization, Measurement and the Unmeasurable

9 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2018

Date Written: December 14, 2018

Abstract

Research in the field of “Digital Economics” has widely neglected the dynamics of changes in preference and demand due to the exploding quantification of human life. This paper examines reactions to the rapidly expanding digital measurement of individual and societal factors. The reactions “Government Regulation”, “Flooding”, “Passive Escape: Digital Detox” and “Active Escape” are analyzed.

Keywords: digital economics, quantification of life, the unmeasurable, government regulation, Digital Detox, offline, nature

JEL Classification: O300

Suggested Citation

Frey, Bruno S., Digitization, Measurement and the Unmeasurable (December 14, 2018). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6783. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3118154

Bruno S. Frey (Contact Author)

CREMA ( email )

Südstrasse 11
Zurich, CH 8008
Switzerland
+41 44 380 00 78 (Phone)

University of Basel ( email )

Peter Merian-Weg 6
Basel, 4002
Switzerland

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