May 22, 2019

The Rise of Data Dictatorships

Borja Moya

We’re living in a time where we’re witnessing a revolution that’s making modern autocrats fulfill their dreams: (1) Centralization of data and (2) The merger of information technology with biotechnology.

I believe dictatorships might come back, but they’ll return in a new form adapted to today’s technological scenario. The challenge now is to upgrade democracies to a new form suited for today’s standards–and the key to the whole thing is preserving our privacy.