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The fourth industrial revolution: realigning the real and digital economies

Published on May 15, 2022   31 min

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Interviewer: Today I am interviewing Dr. Mark Esposito about his views set out in the 14th of April 2021 article in Project Syndicate. It is assumed that listeners will have read the article. A summary of Dr. Esposito's affiliations and activities can be accessed using the link that accompanies this interview. Dr. Esposito, thank you very much for sparing the time for this interview. You wrote, "We are facing an acute crisis of technological opportunity and access, owing to an invasive business model that has proven incapable of supporting equity and inclusion. The stakes are high, and the market won't fix the problem." You proposed technological diffusion, multi-stakeholder innovation and digital protectionism as at least a partial solution. First, may I ask you to describe what you see as the invasive business model, before we move on to ask how important the answers are and enable you to put forward the solutions that you wish to be implemented. Dr. Esposito: Yes. Thank you for having me, Neil. I'm honored to be in this recording. The purpose of the article was to send a red flag that the increasing delegation of economic activity to the platforms and therefore bit of the conversation related to

The fourth industrial revolution: realigning the real and digital economies

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