Dirk Helbing

Dirk Helbing is Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences and affiliate of the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich.

Facebook & Co.: How to Stop Surveillance Capitalism

Facebook, Google & Co. are the new quasi-royal sovereigns. Their algorithmic de-facto laws do not require the approval of any of our parliaments.

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Google and the Birth of a Digital God?

A question that not only science fiction lovers should ask is: What future do we want to live in?

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Digital Fascism Rising?

Can we still stop a world of technological totalitarianism?

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We Need Peace Rooms, Not War Rooms

A proposal for the pro-social use of big data intelligence

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The World Today: A Net Assessment

Is the call for a global emergency mere alarmism? Or do we really have reason to be alarmed?

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Part VII: Principles For a “Golden Age of Prosperity and Peace”

Ethics is not about putting obstacles in people’s way, but about fundamental success principles for a prosperous and peaceful society.

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Part VI: Digital Upgrade of Democracy (“Digital Democracy”)

We need social systems that are able to produce better solutions to complex problems.

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Part V: Reform of the Financial System

A “socio-ecological finance system” would be efficient, innovation-friendly and democratic at the same time.

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Part IV: Upgrading Today’s Capitalism

Capitalism in its current form is neither fair nor sustainable.

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Part III: A New Social Contract

It is time to work out a new social contract that allows everyone to lead a proper life and determine it to a larger extent.

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