Internet, Industry 4.0, IT
Thinkpiece No. 36

The Underestimated Power of Digitalization

by Andreas Seidel

There is now, belatedly, recognition that digitalization has radically shifted the relationship between users/consumers and service providers. It has even gone so far as to marginalize the private sphere. Almost without being noticed, digitalization, which is supposedly a neutral factor, has become the most powerful instrument for controlling the economy and society. This part (following Thinkpiece 35) of a three-part essay on the Post-Industrial Revolution focuses on the power of digitalization in the economy of the future.

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