Members of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Geopolitics discuss the biggest impact technology will have on geopolitics in the coming year.
The geopolitical conversation, however, has instead settled on a zero-sum confrontational approach to technological competition.
Data is not just an issue of individual vs. big business vs. country sovereignty. It is an issue of community and the common good. Many types of valuable data are easily obtained, transported and used to influence large groups of the population.
Today, data is one of the most valuable assets there is. The pervasive collection and use of data by public and private entities affects individual decision-making, human rights, group action and social cohesion. The generation, use and control of data will be a significant determinant of future economies.