The human person in the “silicon universe”

Digital platforms, through artificial intelligence, challenge the categories ‘person’ and ‘self-determination’ in the virtual reality. The state abdicates in favour of sovereigns with a silicon crown. Against this backdrop lies the classic theme of the relationship between power and authority, between constitutionalism and digital sovereignism. The human being abandons the habeas corpus that classical constitutionalism wants to preserve because he surrenders himself to digital platforms. Digital platforms manifest themselves as new and unprecedented centres of power that national and European regulation attempts to curb with difficulty.

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