Book talk: ‘Cloud Empires’ with Professor Vili Lehdonvirta
Oxford Martin School
The early Internet was a lawless place, populated by scam artists who made buying or selling anything online risky business. Then Amazon, eBay, Upwork, and Apple established secure digital platforms for selling goods, crowdsourcing labour, and downloading apps. These tech giants have gone on to rule the Internet like autocrats. How did this happen? In this talk, digital economy expert Vili Lehdonvirta will explore the rise of the platform economy into statelike dominance over our lives and propose a new way forward.
Cryptocracy: The Obfuscation of Power
The Rational Reminder Podcast
In this episode, we talk about the ideological underpinnings of crypto and the role of governance in making cryptocurrencies possible. We discuss the role of states in scaling markets, how states and platform companies differ, the impacts of smart contracts on governance issues, and how control and power are centralized within crypto markets, as well as the social implications of blockchain technology.
Are We Moving Towards a Borderless Labour Market?
Diginomics Research Group
On December 15th, 2021, Prof. Dr. Vili Lehdonvirta from the University of Oxford gave a talk about "Are We Moving Towards a Borderless Labour Market? - National Institutions vs. Digital Platforms for Remote Work" at the Diginomics Brownbag Seminar