The Ominous Domination of the Techies

Dr. Johannes Bohnet
May 10, 2015 5:03:00 PM





The Ominous Domination of the Techies

Software is the universal management tool of our time. In his column, Dr. Johannes Bohnet describes how it determines our lives even in secret and how we can regain sovereignty over software.


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We as a society have also been critically dependent on functioning software for decades, and this dependency has increased dramatically in recent years since the "Internet of Things" has seen more and more technical devices, from heaters to garage doors to refrigerators, exchange information digitally and coordinate with each other. Back in 2003, we were horrified to see how a software error in a U.S. energy supplier left people in five U.S. states and large parts of Canada without electricity for several days.

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