Trusting Remains a Process that Takes Time in the Information Age

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

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ONCE UPON A time, information was generated slowly and carefully. The time and distance between thought, expression, dissemination and reception were substantial.Most of us do realise that the disruptions that information & communication technologies bring are inevitable. They are a flood that you ride and manoeuvre, or that you drown in. Standing by the bank to see it flow by is a luxury given to the very old, or to the few remaining hermits in the world.Industry after industry have...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: