The development of digital economic perspectives is distinct from the conventional approach to economic development. It places information technology and communications at the forefront of industries. Such technologies have generated a high value and responsive market sector. It has also shifted the focus of business practices, allowing companies to make use of the latest communication technologies and processes. But the digital economy also presents a number of challenges. These include the possibility of an international race to the bottom, and the growing importance of national security.
As a consequence, the digital economy is characterized by growing intangibles, which often foster inequality and social division. Haskel and Westlake argue that this kind of capitalism is not necessarily more beneficial, since it can’t be measured by the value of the capital. Yet, since the mid-2000s, companies have been investing in ‘intangibles’, thereby enabling them to compete globally. As a result, more jobs have been created as a result of this development.
The digital economy is characterized by its high level of social and economic divisions. Moreover, it has been described as ‘capitalism without capital’. Intangible capitalism is a recent phenomenon. It is not confined to developed markets. In developing nations, the internet has been the primary means of communication. In-house and online retail outlets sell digital goods, and even ‘intangibles’ are available at retail outlets worldwide.
The development of the digital economy can be described as a shift in traditional economics. Intangible capitalism has become an increasingly dominant factor, but the rapid spread of information and communication technologies has led to an increase in inequality and social divisions. The 1995 EU directive on data privacy and protection of personal data raised concerns over the inability of policymakers to customize the transition from the traditional economy to the new one. With the rapid spread of the internet, the ‘intangible’ economy has become the dominant factor in the global economy.
The digital economy has led to an increase in intangibles, such as knowledge and services. However, the potential for digital economic growth has been hampered by the limitations of traditional economies. The development of general-purpose technologies has provided many opportunities for both consumers and businesses. Despite this, the digital economy has increased the amount of social and cultural divisions. The world’s economies have grown at an unprecedented rate, but the development of general-purpose technologies remains a challenge for policymakers.
While it is difficult to predict the future of the digital economy, there are some promising signs. Intangibles are growing as an economic force in a globalized society. Its potential to drive global competition is a big benefit for the world. Intangibles are the key to making this economy work for everyone. With the internet, people can easily communicate with other people around the world. For example, they can connect through video chat. Increasing connectivity has increased the speed of trade worldwide.