Smart phones, smart homes, smart cities, smart farming … the number of connected devices is exponentially growing, yet is still far away from its peak. Confronted with climate change and the fact that any new device produced consums rare resources, energy and transportation costs, it is long time overdue to find a more sustainable growth of our digitisation. Time to transform the Internet of linear things into the one of reusable devices!
The talk explores four pillars that any further digitisation shall be based on to move into a more sustainable digital society. It gives concrete advise how politicians nowadays can use these findings and apply four simple directives that will allow the circular use and upcycling of software, extend lifetime and reusability of our hardware.