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Non-academic reflections on society.

01.06.2016

Behavioural Control or Digital Democracy? - A Digital Manifesto

An english version of the Digital Manifesto: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Big Nudging, and Cybernetic Society: Is the automation of society coming? A joint appeal to secure freedom and democracy. Read more 

01.05.2016

Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive

Read an article published in jusletter-it.eu about opportunities stemming from growth of data-driven societies.   Read more 

01.01.2016

A Digital World To Thrive In

Professor Dirk Helbing discusses how the Internet of Things can make the "invisible hand" work and societies thrive. Read more 

13.10.2014

Big Data, Cloud & Co.: Der Geist ist aus der Flasche

Published in October 2014. Read more 

03.10.2014

FuturICT Blog: Genie out of the bottle

An essay published on FuturICT.blogspot.ch on October 3, 2014 Read more 

23.09.2014

FuturICT Blog: Creating ("Making") a Planetary Nervous System as a Citizen Web

An essay published on FuturICT.blogspot.ch on September 23, 2014. Read more 

22.09.2014

FuturICT Blog: Big Data Society: Age of Reputation or Age of Discrimination?

An essay published on FuturICT.blogspot.ch on September 22, 2014 Read more 

31.01.2014

TAZ.de: "Der Geist ist aus der Flasche"

An interview with Dirk Helbing published on January 31, 2014. Read more 

Previous essays

«An ungelöste Probleme gingen wir mit dem falschen Verständnis heran»
http://www.genios.de/presse-archiv/artikel/TAS/20140727/-an-ungeloeste-probleme-gingen-wir-/JM20140727001810165.html


Big Data: A powerful resource for the 21st century
http://futurict.blogspot.ch/2014/09/big-data-powerful-new-resource-for-21st.html

Big Data - Zauberstab und Rohstoff des 21. Jahrhunderts
http://www.dievolkswirtschaft.ch/files/editions/201405/pdf/04_Helbing_DE.pdf

Have we opened Pandora’s box? We must move beyond 9/11
http://futurict.blogspot.ch/2014/09/have-we-opened-pandoras-box_10.html

RISK OF WAR: WHAT, IF THE "BALANCE OF THREAT" IS UNSTABLE?
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2014/04/risk-of-war-what-if-balance-of-threat.html

War and peace in bits and bytes,
https://www.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/common/docs/media/globe/2014/Globe_2014_2_en.pdf

THE WORLD AFTER BIG DATA: What the digital revolution means for us
http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/76591/What-the-digital-revolution-means-for-us
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2014/05/the-world-after-big-data-what-digital.html


In Angst um die Ordnung
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ipad/zuerich/In-Angst-um-die-Ordnung/story/31361618


"Ein Sputnik-Schock tut uns gut"
http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/digital/social-media/Ein-SputnikSchock-tut-uns-gut/story/19006546


OVERCOMING "TRAGEDIES OF THE COMMONS" WITH A SELF-REGULATING, PARTICIPATORY MARKET SOCIETY
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2014/03/overcoming-tragedies-of-commons-with.html


Wer hilft, gewinnt (12/2013) Beobachter
http://www.beobachter.ch/fileadmin/dateien/bilder-editionen/2013/26_13/Beo_26_Inhalt.pdf

A New Kind of Economy is Born
http://www.todayonline.com/singapore/new-kind-economy-born
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/09/a-new-kind-of-economy-is-born.html

Sozial orientierte Technologie
http://www.nzz.ch/meinung/debatte/sozial-orientierte-technologie-1.18135003
From Technology-Driven Society to Socially Oriented Technology-The Future of Information Society - Alternatives to Surveillance
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/07/from-technology-driven-society-to.html

Why Mass Surveillance Does Not Work
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/06/why-mass-surveillance-does-not-work.html

How to Ensure that the European Data Protection Legislation Will Protect the Citizens
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/06/how-to-ensure-that-european-data.html

Qualified Trust, not Surveillance, is the Basis of a Stable Society
http://scitation.aip.org/content/aip/magazine/physicstoday/news/10.1063/PT.4.2508
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/06/qualifiedtrust-not-surveillance-is_6661.html

Global Networks must be Re-Designed
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130501131943.htm
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/05/global-networks-must-be-re-designed.html


How And Why Our Conventional Economic Thinking Causes Global Crises
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/04/how-and-why-our-conventional-economic_8.html


Google as God? Opportunities and Risks of the Information Age
http://futurict.blogspot.it/2013/03/google-as-god-opportunities-and-risks.html

Google als Gott?
http://www.nzz.ch/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftsnachrichten/google-als-gott-1.18049950

«Die Winkel unserer Seele werden ausgeleuchtet»
http://assets.comundo.ch/downloads/wk_4_5_14_privat_beitrag_10.pdf


Das grosse Rauschen - Vom Nutzen fehlerhafter Formeln
http://d-nb.info/1044990457/04

«Wir können Daten in Information, Wissen und Weisheit verwandeln»
http://asut.ch/fr/publications/asut-bulletin/doc_download/25-asut-bulletin-5-13

Wer will mithelfen, die Zukunft zu gestalten?
http://www.netzwoche.ch/de-CH/News/2012/08/16/Wer-will-mithelfen-die-Zukunft-zu-gestalten.aspx

Von den Erfolgsrezepten der Gesellschaft lernen
ICT-Jahrbuch 2013, http://www.netzwoche.ch/de-CH/Services/Products/Books/ICT-Jahrbuch/Schweizer-ICT-Jahrbuch-2013.aspx

Big data, privacy, and trusted web: What needs to be done
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2322082

 
 
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