Warehouses fill up on their own. Seals report their level of wear. Intruders enter homes through toasters. Digitalization is taking visions and transforming them into reality, with the results often surpassing the powers of the imagination. What is impossible today will be a feature of everyday life tomorrow. This is where abstract bits and bytes become concrete. With stunning examples, our articles demonstrate how networking and artificial intelligence are changing industry and society.


Have Good Behaviour – Seeking Social Points

To some, it is the road to total citizen surveillance. To others, it is a way to provide greater fairness. China’s social credit point system has already spurred discussion.

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“We Can Always Reboot Our Country”

In 1991, barely half of all Estonians had a phone connection. Today, there is hardly a country that is as systematically digitalized as Estonia.

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More Than Hygge

Denmark has held the top spot on the EU’s digital ranking for years. Three of Copenhagen’s digital pioneers describe their daily lives, which involve far more than “hygge”.

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Dossier Future Files

ESSENTIAL launched a loose sequence of short stories, each of which is set in its own fictional future. Some of them have recurring characters and settings, and some stand on their own. The goal is to play with very different visions as creatively as possible and bring the reader along on a thought experiment:

What form could our future take – and what would it mean to us?

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