From 29 to 30 October 2019, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung is hosting the "Digital Capitalism" congress in Berlin. One of the speakers is Prof. Philipp Staab from the Einstein Center Digital Future.
The world around us is changing rapidly. We work using mobile devices, trade on platforms and cultivate friendships on the internet. Soon our cars will drive themselves and our refrigerators will stock up independently. We are living digital capitalism.
But is the new economy really bringing the promised progress for everyone or only enormous power and profits for a few? Will digitalisation inevitably lead to more inequality, in regards to economic competition, on the labour market and in terms of income and wealth? How can we shape the digital future in such a way that everyone can participate in progress and benefit from the potential of the new technologies?