The digital disparity is on course to “disconnect the disconnected” even more

The digital disparity is on course to “disconnect the disconnected” even more The digital divide separates people at the local level, too. New regulations created to upgrade government bureaucracies can actually be detrimental to the population. For example, in some parts of Brazil, its obligatory to enrol in school online. Unfortunately, the legislation backfired with […]

Is the internet a tool to help make the world more sustainable and just?

Can the internet make the world more fair and sustainable? The UN has been talking about global internet access as an essential tool for sustainability since the ’90s. But today, more than 20 years later, nearly half of the world’s population remains unconnected. While half of the world is worried about too much “screen time”, […]

Why do big tech companies need to be regulated?

Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and other tech companies have been asking policymakers for clearly defined guidelines for years. But why are innovators looking to the public sector to say what’s okay and what’s not? Do all big tech firms want to be regulated? Or do they only want certain aspects of their activities to be monitored? […]

Should innovators and regulators work together?

Real revolutions are not predictable, that’s why they’re game changers. But how can we empower innovators to continue moving forward without adverse consequences for society? How can certain sectors evolve without inflicting collateral damage on more traditional organisations? The crux of tech regulation seems closely related to timing: if regulations are enacted too soon, innovation […]

Natalia Olson-Urtecho: “The struggle between the private sector revolution and the regulation by the public sector should be proportional as well as people centric”

Natalia Olson-Urtecho is the Co-founder and director of innovation and strategy at The Disruptive Factory. She’s an entrepreneur with more than 18 years of experience working with international, regional and local entities in Latin America, Central Europe, and Asia. She has professional experience in entrepreneurship, blockchain, smart cities, finance, government contracting, international collaboration, commercialization of […]

Daniel Innerarity: “In traditional voting there is a certain element of physical communication that I do not think the digital world will completely replace”

Daniel Innerarity is a Philosopher and Director of the Institute for Democratic Governance. Researcher at the University of the Basque Country. Ph.D. in Philosophy, he expanded his studies in Germany, as a fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Switzerland and Italy. He has been a visiting professor at several European and American universities, most […]

Jordi Puiggalí: “New technology allows for a more direct democracy”

Jordi Piuggalí participated in the founding of Scytl and directs the Research and Security department since the company was founded. He has co-authored numerous academic publications, international patents, and has been a speaker at international conferences on cryptography and applied security in electoral processes. Why is e-voting still not possible in many countries? The main […]

E-government, are digital and traditional voting compatible?

Instant purchasing, instant rating, instant consuming. In today’s time, all seems to be impulsive. Do we realize how we behave online? What about relevant decisions such as voting? Changing traditional processes could help our democracy to become more participative but also more impulsive? Is digital voting considering how to avoid this immediacy? What about eventual […]

E-government, challenges and opportunities of digital voting

In convulsive electoral times, many citizens ask themselves why it is not easier to exercise the right to vote. In spite of the fact that technology exists, and in the same way that we operate with administrations in a fully digital way, it seems contradictory that the majority of the world is not voting electronically.

Marta Arniani: “We will be delegating our decisions more and more to technology”

Marta Arniani is a member of the Digital Gap Think Tank at Digital Future Society, a creative thinker about the limits of technocentrism, project manager and Horizon 2020 expert. She designs open innovation projects, strategies and events creating a meeting ground for different disciplines and industries. In her projects, she builds a culture of innovation […]

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