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The Silicon Valley Solutionism offers, in the long run, an alternative to the welfare state as we know it nowadays. The basic principle of this view is that people should now deal with the effects of problems rather than their causes with the help of apps, sensors and feedback loops that are provided by the private sector instead of the public sector.

 

The evolution of this view is not difficult to foresee, as individuals will be encouraged to take responsibility for their actions with the help of these innovations: people can therefore monitor their health and the app alerts the person when emergency services are detected. Through this responsible behaviour numerous problems can be avoided in terms of ilness, unemployment and poverty.

 

How will algorithm and internet change society to the point that State won’t be needed anymore?