• Why Data Rights Will Be The New Civil Rights

    Hello, everyone and welcome to The Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker. And this series I project my digital twin into cyberspace to bring you the latest and greatest from the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news from blockchain and crypto to quantum computing and AI. And I always try to take it a step further and look into what these digital innovations mean for our personal and professional lives. You can either view the episode above or view it on Vimeo, YouTube or listen to it on Anchor.fm, Soundcloud or Spotify.  In today's [...]

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    The Rise of Digitalism: The Digital Speaker series EP09

    Hello netizens! Welcome to the Tech Journal. My name is Mark van Rijmenam, and I am The Digital Speaker.  In these journals, I project my digital twin into cyberspace, bringing you the latest and greatest of the digital world from inside the digital world. I cover all the latest digital news, from algorithms and crypto through to GPT-3 and neural networks. Today, I am going to discuss the end of Liberalism and how Digitalism will replace it as the world’s first, true global political doctrine. Together, we will delve into and explore the positive aspects and the negative aspects of [...]

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    Mass Hysteria Surrounds COVID-19 Tracking Apps, and We Are Sleepwalking to State Surveillance

    The world is in crisis, and whenever a crisis occurs, drastic measures could be taken by those involved. In this particular case, the Coronavirus has the entire world in its grip and governments around the world are struggling to contain the health and economic effects of the virus. The lockdown in place in most countries seems to be effective in limiting the spread of the virus. The same applies to social distancing measures now in place all around the world. The good thing about these measures is that they will disappear once the virus is gone, though it might take some time. Eventually, [...]

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    The Rise of Digitalism: Will the Coronavirus Trigger the End of Liberalism?

    “Don’t waste a crisis” – M.F. Weiner, 1976 A famous quote that has often been linked to Winston Churchill in the form “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. Whoever said it, there is a truth to it, and also now we see governments around the world using the crisis to make changes which could outlast the current crisis: The ‘emergency law’ just accepted in Hungary will allow Viktor Orbán to rule by decree without time limits. The chances that this law will be reverted after the crisis is over are very small; The Chinese government brought state surveillance to new [...]

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