The Issue – Designing fair markets
While price is the main mechanism for allocating goods and services in a free market economy, there are some situations where the price mechanism seems inappropriate. The sale of a particular good or service – human organs for transplantation, for example – might be considered too ‘repugnant’ by some to be legal. Or considerations such as fairness or politics may influence whether something can be legally bought and sold, such as public school and college places.
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Open Technologies: Why businesses should play “the Digital Commons Ecosystem Game”
The next steps of digital transformation will definitively be driven thanks to open technologies hardware or software resource collaboratively developed and managed by a community. The open-source movement is having a major impact on businesses as open technologies are becoming an important strategic tool for digital and non-digital businesses alike. This is how companies are now building their digital infrastructure, from heavyweight technology companies to the latest startups in the market.
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The Issue – How do smart technologies create or alter risks in the home
Smart homes may sound exciting with new technologies enabling devices that can cover everything from automated climate and lighting to virtual assistants, fridges that restock themselves and access controlled remotely via an app. But smart homes may also create new risks alongside the benefits they bring.
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