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polyChronicle 2025

Letter From The Editor

The year is 2025. Since 2020, we’ve had a few new politicians, a couple of new technology companies, and some big steps towards protecting people’s online data.

This special edition newspaper is dedicated to the future as we, at polypoly, envision it. A future that’s optimistic about how the data of individuals is handled and used by companies. A world where people know who uses their personal data and how, and can make informed decisions about how it is used in the future. polypoly is building this alternative ecosystem — where dig­ital sovereignity is closer to reality than a utopian dream. You’ll read articles explaining what polypoly is, and our vision. Other articles will send you spiralling into the uncanny valley — where fiction and reality are intertwined. Hopefully these articles give you an idea of how the world can be in five years time, and provide some ideas for debate and discussion about creating a better world for future generations. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a walk through our vision for the not-so-far-off future.

The Editorial Team

Editor: Franziska Lohl
Authors: Christian Buggedei, Henrik Chulu, Alexandra Connerty, Robin Thiedmann 


Disclaimer: The articles herein are works of fiction! All stories, names, incidents, events, locales, characters, corporations, and establishments appearing in the articles work are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons (living or deceased), businesses, events or locales is entirely coincidental.