Big data and the autonomy of thinking — how Big Data is profiting from our distraction
Is there such a thing as mental capitalism where the digital transformation of information and entertainment tends to make them worthless? Is mindful consciousness the new sought-after resource, and is there an area where this focused attention can become a currency that can be actively cultivated? If so, what challenges do we face and how can digitisation increase our intellectual autonomy? In the latest of her Duet interviews, Dr Caldarola, author of Big Data and Law, and Prof. Dr Thomas Metzinger, the well-known philosopher and academic, discuss whether digital sovereignty and mental autonomy are related.