Digitalisation brings platforms into our everyday life
There is nothing new about platforms – but as digitalisation becomes a more and more integral part of the physical world, the role of platforms becomes more important. And an emergence of digital platform economy is driving fundamental changes in our societies.
Platforms include many opportunities and allow as to do things we could not do before. Meanwhile, they grant very little power to their users or the societies they operate in.
There are at least three reasons why we need to talk about platforms:
1. Digitalisation and IoT brings platforms into our everyday life.
2. Platforms are a new, unforeseen and strong user of power.
3. Most national governments will be powerless in controlling platforms before it’s too late.