The need for a Digital Regulatory Ladder

just a quick thought: it’s just an idea that is starting to buz zin my mind…

one of the problems of the immaterial dimension determined by digital tools is the fact that computers can scale actions to a dimension and with a speed unparalleled in the material dimension.

think to network effects and lockins and their impact on competition; it’s pretty obvious.

think to fake news and online hate speech: once confined in the material realm, it could not spread easily and tended to deaden. (less in stadiums, cocnerts, and other venues where scale becomes an issue)

think to the new type of applications that computing is entering into, with AI automating perception/classification/prediction (once typical of human capacities).

for all these (and other) examples, when scale is limited, the consequences are generally not very relevant, but when scale becomes massive in a very short timeframe, problems arise.

so, to attenuate negative externalities, perhaps we should think of introducing correcting measures with ex ante digital regulatory ladders.


just thinking…

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4 thoughts on “The need for a Digital Regulatory Ladder”

  1. Andrea Glorioso

    The problem analysis is correct (and widely accepted) but I’m not clear on what is a “digital regulatory ladder”. Can you elaborate a bit?

  2. Let’s try and look at the immaterial dimension problems from a different perspective.
    We are experiencing the dire consequences of a European Interoperability Big Mistake [EIBM].
    The EIBM might have been avoided only if an ex ante social interoperability approach ….. [i.e. technology enabled cooperative approach] ….. could have been recommended to the European Commission in the early 90-ies.
    Therefore, we need an ex post error recovery process.
    There is an untold story behind this seemingly preposterous view.
    It takes a post mortem memory dump analysis to make it perceivable by those who should be concerned,

    1. Social Interoperability
      [QUOTE from duckduckgo search]
      SOCIAL INTEROPERABILITY is concerned about the environment and the human processes involved in the information exchange. [UNQUOTE]

      [QUOTE from Google search]
      SOCIAL INTEROPERABILITY is a challenge we have to tackle by taking a strategic approach. We can’t let this problem remain unsolved by thinking “we can’t change people, we can’t change the culture of sharing data”. Because we can: by setting bottom-up initiatives, alliances, regional networks … [UNQUOTE] …. a “waiting to be interoperable” thread

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