The internet brings much more changes than we could possibly ever imagine, typical of a very disruptive technology, as the generation who invents it can only think of the new technology in terms of what is replacing. But it's the generation after them which sees the new technology in its own right, in its own potential and builds things on it on its own merits. It happened with the electricity, with the print press and with every major disruptive technology, now it's happening with the internet.
In a true Future Spoiler, Rick shares with the audience how bitcoin and it's underline technology, the blockchain technology, will influence the power struggles for the next decades, where the power will about the ledger on top of everything else, a fight which will stand over finance and core governmental functions.
Rick Falkvinge | Political Evangelist | Founder of the Swedish Pirate Party | www.falkvinge.net | An entrepreneur from the age of 16, Rick is the Founder of the first Pirate Party. Under his leadership, the Party had a resounding success at the 2009 European Elections, with two elected representatives. He is now a political evangelist for his ideas on freedom of speech and expression. While Foreign Policy Magazine named Rick a Top Global Thinker, TIME Magazine shortlisted him as one of the world’s most influential people.
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