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Topics 2018

The Impact of Technology

Over the past year, cryptocurrencies reached the awareness of the general public. However, the underlying Blockchain technology has undiscovered potential beyond its use in a currency and may radically change the way we organize the society. While the financial sector may undergo a fundamental change, we as private citizens may be finally able to claim back our data privacy. Furthermore, the advance of technology in will continue to reorganise the labour market, and may raise opportunities or pose threats to democratic processes. Blockchain, machine learning and other technological developments shall form future political economy, but also our conference.