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Infection tracking, monitoring and consequences

Surveillance: How much freedom do you really have, if your movements are restricted by a corona pass and you get fired if you refuse to be vaccinated?

Being threatened with death can make most people keep a low profile

FREEDOM OF SPEECH: The opportunity to say something is always very limited, says MODERN TIMES 'regular writer in this essay about different authorities' use of force. Away from today's mass media, an "underground" network of intellectuals has now emerged, including experienced journalists, intelligence officers, renowned professors and politicians.

Information totalitarianism

Self Straight?: The companies behind platforms, smartphones and the Internet of Things are constantly tracking all our movements. With a digital footprint, one can determine a person's access to credit, transportation, social services or health care. We lose our individual freedom and autonomy.

The value of man in the unemployed society

Daniel Susskind: A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

LIFE: How are we going to be able to live a meaningful life in a world without work, where everything is automated and education no longer leads to work?

With the people as the client

Edward Snowden: Permanent Record (System Error)

SNOWDEN: A spy, traitor or patriot? The answer depends on who you ask.

Aung San Suu Kyi's growth and international fall

Karen Stokkendal Poulsen: On The Inside of a Military Dictatorship

MYANMAR: Mentioning Myanmar as a military dictatorship in 2019 is as provocative as claiming that the emperor goes without clothes.

Secure payment through blockchain

: The Swedish startup company Cinezen Blockchained Entertainment paves the way for the first worldwide agreements for Video on Demand (VOD) services, which use blockchain technology to secure and simplify payments based on cryptocurrency.

New authoritarian state power with good intentions

Josie Appleton: Officious: Rise of the Busybody State

: Reguleringer, anordninger og kontroll – en ny type statsmakt griper stadig mer inn i dagliglivet.  

From gender to control

: Det er ikke de vanlige kjønnsforskjellene (eller #MeToo) som diskuteres i Hva Helmer kunne sagt til Nora – og andre essays, skrevet av Dag Østerberg – nå utgitt posthumt på Gyldendal.

A society in panic of reputation?

: «I dag må vi erkjenne at troen på at varslere ville bli satt pris på, var en illusjon,» sier Harald Stanghelle.