Series: Our Digital Future
In recent decades, digitalisation has increasingly affected our lives. The digital transformation has had a major impact on business production and competitiveness, and new technologies will play a crucial role in solving some of the big challenges of our time.
However, the acceleration of digitalisation is also a story of adverse developments and major disruptions of our everyday lives. The topics are often complex, and when we do not understand how the digital transformations is affecting issues such as jobs, well being, economy and democracy, it is difficult to maintain the power over them.
If we want the digital revolution to make a positive contribution to society and to our lives, we have to understand the processes behind it. In this series, we look at our world through the eyes of digitalisation, to understand how it is changing our lives.
If we do not learn to understand the logics and pitfalls that data-driven systems bring along, the ethical and societal consequences may become insurmountable, says CBS Professor Mikkel Flyverbom.
How will our jobs evolve in the digital transformation and what are the implications of digital work on our emotional wellbeing and job satisfaction?
Alongside the many advances and benefits that digitalisation has brought along, there have also been fake news, addictive apps and the polluting of our social discourse. Associate Professor Attila Márton from the Department of Digitalization at CBS gives his view on how we can deal with what he calls digital trash.
Public trust in the Danish authorities is strong – can the digital transformation sustain that trust? What effects will a digital government have on citizen engagement, and will we still be able to hold the authorities accountable?
Digitalisation has enormous advantages, but it also carries new job tasks, which are invisible and include unforeseen challenges.