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Bitcoin – plutocracy in instalments?

The development of so-called cryptographic currencies has been tied to promises and hopes in equality of political influence and the elimination of trust in a centralized authority. It seems, however, that the actual design of such systems is a tad more complicated. At this months Digitaler Salon Million Bitcon Baby on 29 …

Augmented and virtual reality applications that matter

In this second part of his series: startup and technology trends 2017, Robin Tech discusses augmented and virtual reality technologies. He touches upon applications in the fields of gaming, pornography, machine maintenance, shopping, and human-machine-interaction. Continue reading about the technological possibilities and …

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Most read blog post 2015: Why we need anonymity. The Tor Network under general suspicion.

This blog post was the most read in 2016 and was originally published on 5 August 2016.  The Tor Network is one of the most relevant solutions to enter the World Wide Web with the anonymity political activists and journalists need during their investigative …

Artificial intelligence, human powerlessness – Part 2

How does the relation between humans and machines change in light of growing artificial intelligence and is human intelligence decreasing, because more and more humans are being programmed by their technological ecology? Innovation consultant Hans Rusinek completes his reflection on that question in the second part of this …

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