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Andrea Bauer
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Andrea Bauer, Jacob Appelbaum, Angela Richter, Tomàš Sedláček, Alexa Clay, Raúl Krauthausen, Cristina Riesen, Elizabeth Markevitch, Geraldine de Bastion, Manouchehr Shamsrizi, Marek Tuszynski, Masha McConaghy, Monika Frech, Vinay Gupta, Boris Moshkovits, Shermin Voshmgir
The Krypto Economy
The Krypto Economy elaborates on the underlying dynamics of our digital era to better create a responsible technological future. Living in a world of exponential technological advancement, we have new construction kits to create and probe possible realities. Marshall McLuan once said that first we build the tools and then the tools build us. We are designed by what we have designed. To design a utopian rather than dystopian future, we took a closer look at the status and potentials of our technological tools.  Over a series of seven panel discussions — using some of the most analytical and imaginative minds — we experienced that today's digital instruments are our ultimate Kryptonite. Its benefits have the capacity to aid us exponentially. And yet, its destructive powers — mass surveillance, elimination of privacy, or virtual concentration of power — could push us down a terrifying path. With this book you can join the discourse and find the answers to the most fundamental questions to better navigate towards a responsible technological future.
Andrea Bauer
In this book Andrea Bauer examines the apparently simple question of the role of trust in the development and establishment of mobile payment services. The proliferation of new payment instruments was always associated with the condition of trustworthiness. Even if the form of payment has changed constantly in the past (e.g. cowrie shells, stones, coins, paper notes, plastic cards or electronic digits), the demand for trustworthiness was always an essential factor regarding its market acceptance. What trust exactly is, which functions trust has in the use of technical solutions and which aspects and determinants of trust are crucial regarding mobile payment services, Andrea Bauer will analyze in the present work.
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