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Who owns the future?

Will we let the future be lead by “the big five”?

Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon. These are the five big companies, that dominates the digital and virtual world today. Futurist Liselotte Lyngsø interviews Swedish Andreas Ekström about how this will affect our society. Will we let them dominate, or should everybody have that chance?

Will “the big five” create a society with more widespread democracy and make it easier for the world to come together? Or will it turn the other way and create an uneven devision of powers?

Liselotte Lyngsø interviews Andreas Ekström on what the main critical points of a world lead by “the big five” will be. Andreas Ekström talks about starting to shape our world view after the digital dominators and how much of our privacy we will be willing to show in the future.

Should we start creating more diversity, or should we stick to “the big five”?

Watch futurist Liselotte Lyngsø’s interview with Andreas Ekström below, or at this link.

 

Who owns the future?

Who will dominate the future?

Will “the big five” create a digital society with more widespread democracy making it easier for the world to come together – including those 3 billion who are still not online? Or will they create an uneven monopolistic division of powers?

 

Andreas Ekström is a journalist at Syd Svenska Dagblad, and a revolutionary, who wants to fight for equal access to the internet in the future. He is extremely worried about leaving the control over the internet to the “big five:” Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and facebook. In September 2017, Andreas spoke at the IT Summit 2017 – Sustainable Societies, hosted by InfinIT with Liselotte Lyngsø as moderator. During his speech, the audience was able to send questions that are included in the following interview.

Five big companies dominate our digital world today – and as everything material is sucked into the virtual world – their power is likely to increase even further in the future. This development forces everybody else to be compatible – developing and thinking “inside the box”. This will will be lethal to our ability to truly innovate, our privacy and punish small countries and companies.

Or will it? Liselotte asks Andreas whether the big 5 may indeed have helped the global democratization process? Whether new technologies like the BlockChain will counter-act this development? And finally, they discuss how we might counteract theist monopoly both as people and as nation states.

 

Watch futurist Liselotte Lyngsø’s interview with Andreas Ekström below, or at this link