A historical-social innovation briefing for a world where military high-security standards meet digital crypto-assets The 10 most successful bank robberies in human history, in which the equivalent of US$1.62 billion was taken at sometimes massive expense, seem like the work of amateurs compared to the US$3.78 billion taken by cybercriminals in 2020 alone. In a world where tech companies are spearheading campaigns to create a new cryptocurrency and bitcoin is surpassing the US$50,000 mark because a visionary electric car maker wants to recognise the cryptocurrency as a means of payment, some fundamental questions arise: How must money be defined in a digital world to reliably fulfil the characteristics of a universally recognised store of value and medium of exchange? And what changes will result if so-called stablecoins challenge the banks' classic deposit business and their traditional business models?
WE live in one of the most fascinating times the planet has ever seen. A time when, due to enormous technological progress, we humans have the opportunity to improve the lives of so many in our society without sacrificing our own well-being.
TOGETHER we can create a better society. We should never forget that bringing people from different cultures and backgrounds together, discussing and reflecting on each other’s point of view already creates understanding and is the basis forward-thinking solutions. It’s also something that anyone of us can easily do. It is a path of peoples’ diplomacy. In times of great change, which automatically create uncertainty, it helps to provide participants in today’s discussions with historical and technological understanding and analogies in order to find better solutions for all possible consequences of new inventions on our society.
BALANCE. As a sailor with a strong passion for our oceans I have the firm conviction that the human race and nature must exist in balance. In order to maintain balance, it is important to be aware of possible imbalances. In order to generate the right attention, passionate scientists and passionate communicators are needed who address the general public with the important topics. With the support of the public and the possibilities of technology and diplomacy, people have repeatedly found creative solutions to the most difficult situations they have experienced in history.
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