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Interop: The Promise and Perils of Highly Interconnected Systems by Urs Gasser, John Palfrey

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CONCLUSION
The Payoff of Interop as Theory
How are we to manage the unprecedented degree of interconnectivity that has been created between and among people and systems in the digital age? This is one of the most significant questions of our age. Much depends on our ability to maximize the benefits of this unparalleled and growing level of connection and information flow while minimizing its potential risks. We need to get interop right as a matter of public policy, as we address big issues like sustainability and climate change. Interop is also important in the private sector as a matter of strategy, in terms of helping businesses thrive and innovate. The theory developed in this book is designed to help consumers, business leaders, policy ...

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