Public Policies for Digital Sovereignty
The scale of the transition to platform capitalism must be understood. The internet in its newest forms, e.g., “the internet of things” and “platform capitalism” aims to become pervasive across all productive sectors, and permeate every level of society:
a) the level of the individual (smartphones and wearable technology, lenses, glasses),
b) the level of the home (“smart homes,” smart power meters and internet-connected sensors),
c) the level of “smart cities” (smart cars, networked transportation services, sanitation, roads, security, tourism, etc)
The platform will be the middleman standing between you and your fridge, you and your car, you and your rubbish bin, allowing the National Security Agency to satisfy its data compulsion via a central dashboard.