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Unintended Side Effects of the Digital Transition: European Scientists' Messages from a Proposition-Based Expert Round Table
Danube Univ Krems, Dept Knowledge & Informat Management, A-3500 Krems An Der Donau, Austria.;Swiss Fed Inst Technol, Dept Environm Syst Sci, CH-8092 Zurich, Switzerland..
Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Dept Econ, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands.;Vrije Univ Amsterdam, Tinbergen Inst, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands..
Ludwig Maximilians Univ Munchen, Dept Psychol, D-80539 Munich, Germany..
Univ Groningen, Univ Med Ctr Groningen, Dept Genet, NL-9700 CC Groningen, Netherlands..
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2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, nr 6, artikkel-id 2001Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
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We present the main messages of a European Expert Round Table (ERT) on the unintended side effects (unseens) of the digital transition. Seventeen experts provided 42 propositions from ten different perspectives as input for the ERT. A full-day ERT deliberated communalities and relationships among these unseens and provided suggestions on (i) what the major unseens are; (ii) how rebound effects of digital transitioning may become the subject of overarching research; and (iii) what unseens should become subjects of transdisciplinary theory and practice processes for developing socially robust orientations. With respect to the latter, the experts suggested that the ownership, economic value, use and access of data and, related to this, algorithmic decision-making call for transdisciplinary processes that may provide guidelines for key stakeholder groups on how the responsible use of digital data can be developed. A cluster-based content analysis of the propositions, the discussion and inputs of the ERT, and a theoretical analysis of major changes to levels of human systems and the human-environment relationship resulted in the following greater picture: The digital transition calls for redefining economy, labor, democracy, and humanity. Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based machines may take over major domains of human labor, reorganize supply chains, induce platform economics, and reshape the participation of economic actors in the value chain. (Digital) Knowledge and data supplement capital, labor, and natural resources as major economic variables. Digital data and technologies lead to a post-fuel industry (post-) capitalism. Traditional democratic processes can be (intentionally or unintentionally) altered by digital technologies. The unseens in this field call for special attention, research and management. Related to the conditions of ontogenetic and phylogenetic development (humanity), the ubiquitous, global, increasingly AI-shaped interlinkage of almost every human personal, social, and economic activity and the exposure to indirect, digital, artificial, fragmented, electronically mediated data affect behavioral, cognitive, psycho-neuro-endocrinological processes on the level of the individual and thus social relations (of groups and families) and culture, and thereby, the essential quality and character of the human being (i.e., humanity). The findings suggest a need for a new field of research, i.e., focusing on sustainable digital societies and environments, in which the identification, analysis, and management of vulnerabilities and unseens emerging in the sociotechnical digital transition play an important role.

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MDPI , 2018. Vol. 10, nr 6, artikkel-id 2001
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digital transformation, digital curtain, digital vaulting, unintended side effects (unseens), proposition-based expert round tables
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-235149DOI: 10.3390/su10062001ISI: 000436570100313Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85048560543OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-235149DiVA, id: diva2:1249371
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Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-09-19 Laget: 2018-09-19 Sist oppdatert: 2018-09-19bibliografisk kontrollert

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