Political, Economic And Cultural Effects of Connectivity, Communications, Surveillance and Data Analysis
This is a good time of the year to reflect on our industry and its place in today’s society – not so much in respect of all of the important issues of the day, or from the year past, but on the broader developments in society in which our industry plays a key role and therefore bears responsibility.
Clearly we are living in socially turbulent times and also our industries reflect that. New technologies, especially those mentioned in the title of this article, have been disruptive in many aspects of our economy and society. And we won’t be able to put the genie back in the bottle.
However, it is, in fact, not necessary to do this, as all of these technologies can be used in one way or another for the betterment of society. Nevertheless we do need to learn from mistakes and unwanted consequences and make changes where necessary.
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