EIF | The Digital World in 2030: What place for Europe?
Core digital technologies are evolving and converging rapidly, fueled by real-time, real-world data, driving us toward a Knowing Society and creating the foundation for an avalanche of innovative software platforms and other digital tools available and affordable to anybody and everybody, everywhere for virtually any purpose. In economic terms, we are finally on the cusp of "the real" third industrial revolution. We need to understand and exploit this vast opportunity, while also urgently addressing the intense social and political stresses this revolution will inevitably engender. Europe's political leaders need to engage with this revolution across their full range of competences. 2030 is now. Completing Europe's Digital Single Market is the most urgent priority.