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Over recent decades, the use of digital technologies has increased exponentially worldwide, bringing significant changes to daily life. Like most societal transformations, this process of ‘digitalisation’ has had both positive and negative aspects. Dr Jens Allwood, Professor Emeritus at the University of Gothenburg, has recently published a paper exploring some of the darker elements of digitalisation, particularly focusing on its tendency to dehumanise our daily activities.

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This SciPod is a summary of the paper ‘Is digitalization dehumanization? Dystopic Traits of Digitalization’, MPDI Proceedings, 2017. https://doi.org/10.3390/IS4SI-2017-04120

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