Ali Baba alone

Amazon’s well-known chinese competitor, alibaba, introduced its marketable cloud, primarily for use within china, in 2009. In the middle of last year it started offering cloud services for commercial use in the rest of asia, europe and the usa – via blockchain technology applications. At this stage, alibaba’s (and – it is not the only one – any similar one’s) …

Shrewd cities

It is not easy to come up against 500,000 cameras and sensors in all public places; even if one wanted to. If the gift of this giga-panopticon is absolute security then anyone who has objections can, at least for the time being, be accused of unsubstantial ideology… Shanghai is the city with 500,000 mechanical “eyes”, sensors of all kinds, etc. …