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The digital revolution - I: Rise of platforms

There must be a way to reverse the default position of giving personal information for services provided by both govts and companies

Deepak Lal 

Deepak Lal With the digital revolution, based on the computer and the internet, affecting the economy, politics, and society, I have been trying to understand it through the outpourings of books — both hyping and critical of this digital future. One of the best, and also economically literate, is Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future by the MIT Sloan School of Management professors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson. Their tripartite division of the title is a useful one. The first “machine” refers to the growing power of machines incorporating artificial ...

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First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 22:43 IST
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