About this ebook

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.

About the author

ANDREA BAUER is an innovation designer, tech strategist and author. She is the founder of BEAM Studio, an innovation firm that applies novel technologies and methods, to set-up spaces and processes to create cutting-edge services, products, and business models. Always fascinated by the question how technology can improve our everyday lives, she follows a purpose-driven focus, to accelerate her efforts towards a more responsible future. Therefor she is also partner and co-founder of the business collective katapult:NOW and the event platform D.DAY Network, an international do- and think-thank of creative influencers, who aim for positive impact by reflecting and actively using the effects of an digital era.


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