Dear friends and fellow researchers,
The internet is a place of contrasts – our digital society did not turn out to be the utopia that the 1996 Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace was aiming for. In times of “surveillance capitalism“, nondiscriminatory visions of our digital society are needed more than ever. Too often, we forget that our society writes its own rules into the technology we create. So how exactly can we shape a utopian internet society? Is social scoring a dystopian technology that reflects our own fears, or would it be an obstacle to innovation if we did not use it in certain cases?
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Jeanette Hofmann | Ingolf Pernice | Björn Scheuermann | Thomas Schildhauer | Wolfgang Schulz