The Digital World We Will Live By

Pompeu Casanovas  
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
David Wishart
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
Jianfu Chen
La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
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Abstract

This editorial provides a brief description of the digital turn experienced at the beginning of this century, the side effects of Covid-19, and the twelve commitments recently laid down by the United Nations. It introduces the concepts of ‘Global Syndemic’ (or synergy of epidemics), the ‘Internet of Things’, ‘RegTech’, and ‘Knowledge Graphs’. Finally, it describes briefly the articles included in this issue.

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How to Cite
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Casanovas P, Wishart D, Chen J. The Digital World We Will Live By. LiC [Internet]. 2021Jan.5 [cited 2021Jun.24];37(1):6-10. Available from: https://journals.latrobe.edu.au/index.php/law-in-context/article/view/136

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