Digital Human : Digital Human
For the first time, everyone on the planet can connect with everyone else through the digital network. This is transforming lives through financial inclusion and digital identities. It means everyone can talk, trade and transact—anytime, anywhere. Such a radical revolution has happened only three times in human history: becoming human, becoming civilised and becoming commercial. Becoming digital is the fourth revolution, and it is changing the very nature of humanity. Chris Skinner, author of the bestselling Digital Bank, explores the transformations that are sweeping through all spheres of life: the domination of global digital giants; the advent of new financial structures (FinTech); the disruption brought about by new forms of currency like bitcoin; the challenges facing traditional banks; the uplifting of the world’s poor; and the rise of artificial intelligence. Digital Human is a visionary roadmap for the future, a timely guide on how to navigate the worlds of business and finance as we create the next generation of humanity. Includes the first-ever in-depth English-language case study of Alipay, the mobile wallet that aims to be used by over two billion humans.
Chris Skinner is the bestselling author of Digital Bank and its sequel ValueWeb. He is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand and one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.