With the power of modern computing being harnessed into increasingly small and portable devices, what do digital platforms mean for the entrenched global economy?

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As technology catches up with our theories of information in the marketplace, much of the predominant ideology is being re-opened for examination. Perhaps we could now leave central planning to the machines as Oscar Lang envisioned, and if so, then what would that mean for models for the firm and production? Who reaps the fruits from all this, and how are they distributed?

Nick Johnson (Head of Platform at Applico, author of the new book Modern Monopolies, and the world’s first Pokémon Go Master) provides us with an insightful overview of what the future might hold for this immense power we all carry in our pockets.

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