Payment systems are a critical infrastructure where the technology creates an implicit strait-jacket for our life. While a multitude of new electronic payment options are competing for our attention, the advantage of economies of scale creates a natural drive for oligopolies.
Location: Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin, Room A103 – A105
Time: Monday, August 19 2019 02:00 PM until Monday, August 19 2019 04:00 PM
In his lecture, Christian Grothoff will talk about the implications of using the various payment systems for human rights and economic well-being. A focus will be on a requirements analysis towards a socially desirable outcome, and concrete steps we can take towards such an outcome.
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