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Book presentation 'Technologie de baas'


20:00 Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam
On Monday 8 april, writer Joop Hazenberg will present his book 'Technologie de baas' ('Technology in command') in Pakhuis De Zwijger. His book provides a comprehensive introduction to the meaning and impact of the fourth Industrial Revolution. How can citizens, policy makers, and the business industry prepare for this imminent upheaval? Other guests who will appear on the programme are Roos de Jong (researcher at the Rathenau Instituut), Kees Verhoeven (Member of the Dutch Second Chamber for D66), Robert Went (senior research fellow at the WRR), and writer Hans Schnitzler.

On the impact of the fourth Industrial revolution on our economy and society

Joop Hazenberg is a writer and expert in the field of digital economy and the the internet of things. He works at telecom associate GSME in Brussel and specialises in European integration. He has written several books on changes and shifts within European and Dutch society. 

Kees Verhoeven is a member of the Dutch Second Chamber for D66, where he is spokesman on technology and European collaboration. 

Roos de Jong is researcher at the Rathenau Instituut. She specialises in the digitalisation of our society and the public debate concerning artificial intelligence. She has also worked as programme developer at BioArt Laboratories, a platform where talented individuals can develop their skills at the interface of science, nature, technology, and creativity. Roos studied philosophy of science and technology at the University of Utrecht and the University of Twente. 

Robert Went is an economist and senior research fellow at the WRR. He is author of the book ‘Waarom Pikketty lezen’, and co-author of several WRR publications such as ‘De robot de baas’. 

Hans Schnitzler is a philospher, columnist, and writer. He is co-founder of De Bildung Academie. He is also columnist at Follow the Money and wrote several critical books on technology in society such as ‘Het digitale proletariaat’.