The nature of working and ways of earning money are changing. On the rise is on-demand employment, which is also known as the sharing economy, the gig economy, the 1099 economy or peer-to-peer economy. There is a rapid growth of the amount of gig workers, who provide freelance, contracted work via digital platforms on a short-term basis. In 2017 Uber alone in the United States had almost half a million drivers providing their services. The dazzling success of Uber additionally inspires business-models that are gig-based.

Gig workers are of various backgrounds, some of them are delivery-people, drivers, personal assistants, cleaners…


The growth of the internet, by any measure, over the last decades has been astonishing. For the telephone it took 75 years to attain 50 million users, for television it took 13 years, and for the web it took just 5 years. In a few brief decades the internet has progressed from a vague technological novelty to being as essential and basic to our livelihood as electricity. Over the past decades we have seen how the Internet has transformed almost every aspect of society and industry, from entertainment to news, business to politics, and commerce to communications…

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Those who don’t remember how it was back in the day, try to imagine how the days went before the advent of the internet. In those days majority of the people received the most amount of their news from national and local television news broadcasts. The amount of news stories included in 60 or 30 minutes of news was comparatively small, and most news stories were running for a minute or at most for two minutes.

Also, television news stories were planned out in such a way that they run in a specific order. So, for example, to get information…


The institution of money is swiftly evolving due to advances in computer-based cryptography. Technological innovation has prepared the ground for electronic cash-like instruments that no longer require expensive financial intermediaries we use presently to settle payments. Due to technical advances, it is possible to create cost-effective electronic alternatives to coins and banknotes, which are the conventional physical currencies. The newer currencies that are variously called crypto, digital, and electronic currencies have already been supplied by private issuers.

These electronic alternatives are as convenient as debit cards, potentially safer than deposits and cheaper to use while being as peer-to-peer as the…


Across a wide spectrum of domains we are witnessing a shift away from the exclusive consumption of resources and ownership to the one of shared consumption and use. This shift benefits from innovative, new forms of voluntary peer-to-peer sharing that is facilitated by internet-based mediation platforms and exchange markets. Presently flourishing part of the world’s economy deals with digitally facilitated peer-to-peer exchange. …


The internet as we know it is showing signs of age, since it was devised more than 40 years ago. There are quite a few central points of failure for the traditional internet, these include the Domain Name System servers, public-key infrastructure, and centralized data stores storing end-user data. The centralized services as well get frequently hacked. The core internet infrastructure has security problems and the web services with centralized data models have exposed weaknesses in the original design of the internet.

However, there are new developments in place which aim to address some of these shortcomings in the design…


In our current age the data has acquired the same importance to production as capital, labor, and land. For nowadays technology start-ups little office space and capital is required. But without the right kind of data and talent a successful, growing takeoff is highly unlikely. It is anticipated that by 2020 there will be at least 16 zettabytes of useful data. That equals 16 trillion gigabytes. According to one estimate in 10 years there will exist 150 billion measuring sensors connected to the network. From then on, every 12 hours the volume of data will double. …


The landscape of financial ecosystems is changing. Present technology systems of financial institutions are commonly decades old and consist of patches, updates, and integrations that are difficult to navigate. These kind of systems are costly, constrain organizational agility, and limit the strategic options as the financial ecosystem keeps evolving. Across many parts of the Western world, the critical infrastructure and financial infrastructure that links together institutions is approaching the point of replacement. Meanwhile, the critical components that comprise the financial ecosystem are progressively vulnerable to threats from hackers.

However, there can arise new opportunities if the cutting edge technologies are…


Let’s address the future trajectory of the internet and Fulldive Browser’s role in this trajectory. One of the trends of relevance for the evolution of the internet is the merging of everyday objects and traditional computing devices. The precursor for this development in some way has been set by the smartphones, as they blur the distinction between such distinct topics as computing and telephony.

Subsequently, as more devices are merged in such a way, there arises a scenario, where the internet becomes a seamless continuity of networked objects. This will encompass a proliferation of services and content anywhere and anytime, bringing along new applications and changing the way we live, interact and work…

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Source:

Pereira, R., & Pereira, E. G. (2015). Future internet: trends and challenges. International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 5(3), 159–167.


We are living in the digital age in which there is an unparalleled ability to collect information about people, whether through the social media or through electronic surveillance by the security agencies. Some people proclaim that they have nothing to hide as they are not engaging in any criminal activities, so they don’t worry about intrusions on their privacy. However, there are some things that even the most open individual would want to hide. …

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