A short presentation on Big Data and Digitisation at the Max-Planck-Institute fro Social Law and Social Policy
WYSIWYG – Also for Big Data?
WYSIWYG, the supposed revolutionary concept that once opened a new world for computer quarter-literates is not necessarily applicable if we look at the supposed recent revolution: Big Data. More likely we find the emergence of a WYSID – What You See Is Delusion.
[from Leibniz’ writing on the Binary Code Calculating Machine]
The presentation aims on contributing from the perspective of political economy to an understanding of some systemic developments that are hidden behind a blurred understanding of Big Data and Digitisation. The following is guiding the development of the argument:
- Moving from Adventures in Wonderland to seeing the World Through the Looking-Glass – Some Terminological Remarks
- From Gold Standard to Sparkling Diamonds – The Economy of the Digital and Informational Revolution
- The Lonely Crowd versus Crowded Loneliness – About Individual, Social, Public and Private Matters
- L’État c’est moi – l’état, c’est-à-dire nous? – Socio-Eco-Legal Issues around Public and Social Responsibility
On the latter, especially four topics are seen as major challenge:
- Changed status of Employees or changed property issues
- The Firm and the loss of transaction cost
Here the link to the recording of the presentation – speaker presentation: Professor Dr. Ulrich Becker.
 What you see is what you get