Digitaler Salon: Million Bitcoin Baby!
Blockchain instead of financial institutions and bitcoins instead of loose coins? Is the internet going to be tomorrow’s money bin, and FinTech our new savings bank? And who is going to take regulatory measures? Next Digitaler Salon coming up on 29 March. Join us for discussion!
Understanding Platform Governance
More and more people and institutions communicate via Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and co. The rules of platforms for sorting and blocking, for liking and sharing determine whose voices get heard, how content is being framed and who gets access to which data.
HIIG research magazine: encore 2016
The latest edition of encore is hot off the press. We are glad to be able to share so many exciting findings and insights with you! Immerse yourself in the day-to-day working life of HIIG, read entertaining yet sophisticated interviews and celebrate 5 years of exploring the internet and society with us.
Fundamental rights in the digital age
The internet is a space where social relationships are cultivated, business is conducted, new knowledge is created, and all kinds of networks are built. But do fundamental rights exist in this growing digital habit? Should there be a right to internet access or anonymity or even for digital disobedience?
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 …
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 …