Don Tapscott speaks about his vision of a new social contract for the digital age, the coming transformation of physical assets into digital, why leaders of old paradigms are cynical about change, why privacy is not dead but the most important foundation of freedom, portable forms of digital identity, downsides of the digital age, universal basic income, why there’s nothing wrong with government but with bureaucracy, the crisis of democracy, education and media literacy, why the tech industry is a tough place for women, why blockchain technology will be here to stay for a while, and much more.
Don is one of the world’s leading authorities on the impact of technology on business and society. He is the author if sixteen books, including “Blockchain Revolution”, which he wrote together with his son Alex Tapscott. In 2017, Don and Alex co-founded the Blockchain Research Institute, where they have been working on over seventy projects to date that investigate blockchain strategy, use cases, implementation challenges and organizational transformations. Don is a member of the Order of Canada and is ranked the second most influential management thinker in the world by Thinkers50. He is an Adjunct Professor at INSEAD and Chancellor of Trent University in Ontario.
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