Johanna Kotipelto
Prime Minister's Office
Finland
Head of Place to Experiment
Civil servant boosting experimental culture at Prime Minister's Office. In charge of Kokeilunpaikka.fi, digital platform for co-creating and crowd-funding small scale experiments. We are in the middle of our first round of financing circular economy experiments, and already now it seems to have a promising potential for democracy and participation. Aiming higher and faster on constant perpetual beta mode. Meanwhile, take a peak at our open source product: https://www.kokeilunpaikka.fi/en/ What puzzles me, as a former Tax Administration civil servant, is how we are going to finance our societies as digitalization boosts productivity thus diminishing wages. What if automatisation and robotisation take away a substantial amount of work, both the GDP and the tax base - as we now know it - will melt away. Should we reinvent financing societies, too? Together - because we can!