A Tsunami of Cultural Disruptions is on the Horizon

By Ooi Kee Beng

January 2019 EDITORIAL
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The digital revolution that in recent years has been pigeonholed as Industry 4.0, in reality, transforms modern life in more ways than merely through new products, new production processes and new consumption patterns. No doubt it has transformed the taxi industry and is undermining the hotel business, but the times that are a-changing leave no stone unturned.We call these processes disruptive and not chaotic because they provide radical substitutes while destroying the old structures. Information flows have changed, and traditional...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com