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In 2016, the Nine Dots Prize was awarded for the first time, to James Williams. His prize? The opportunity to develop his 3.000 word idea into a full-length book: ‘Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy’ (available from Cambridge University Press as open access). This is a review of that book.

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A random newsflash I stumbled upon yesterday: “The majority (54%) of consumers in Germany forecast cash to become obsolete in a few years and they prefer contactless.”. Form personal experience I can confirm that more and more people are paying by card in the Netherlands as well. In fact, increasingly shops stop accepting cash. This is a problem, from a privacy and autonomy perspective.

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In november 2016 schreef Ida Auken, lid van het Deense parlement, een provocatief bedoeld artikel: Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better. Ik moest hieraan denken toen ik eerder deze maand gevraagd werd voor een panel over Programmable Cities: Art and Technology for Urban Innovation in Brussel .

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