COVID-19Smart City

Is Geoffrey West's Argument Still Valid?

Theoretical physicist Geoffrey West explains his conclusion by examining complex networks: doubling the population of a city causes many negative side effects such as higher air pollution and crime rates. Yet, it also boosts innovation by 15% and the city gets richer. I think it may be useful to test this argument as network models does not really recognize any borders. Can the population of a…
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Data Economy

This week I would like to discuss network effects  and the value of data. The book value of Facebook is around $ 100 billion. But its market cap is over $ 600 billion. The difference is due to our data that we hand over for free. Let’s first describe the economic…