The German ministry of research and education has declared 2014 to be the „scientific year of the digital society“ (in German). I am happy that the importance of the impact that the current „digitization“ of every aspect of our lives is being recognized. Technological change is currently revolutionizing our society. Count the number of ebook reading and phone tapping people the next time you take the subway if you don’t believe me. Looking forward to what the year of the digital society will bring.