Trump and his shock doctrine decision making is reframing how we define our everyday life and the larger geopolitical narrative arc since 1945. Our lives are in a flux between the structuralist modern, a broach from the traditional, brushing with new radical thought and a revision back to our primal selves, as a addressing to that globalisation has not created winners, jobs have been lost to China. The post modern is surreal, a blur and the world order is being disrupted with very old school racist pandering. The digital, which is so called modern is a surveillance tool in the eternal panopticon, is being deployed to amplify the neo-colonial prejudices. Then in this times, I wonder; what is the true modern? Are the data points on the digital a reflection of history making? Or is a brief distance in terms of time critical in meaning making of the continual discourses of our time? Power to frame what is considered modern, is also an interrogation in to the modernity that we celebrate. Silicon Valley is suddenly realising that Capitol Hill is relevant, and not the past masters. Trump is manufacturing a rupture in terms of the status quo. Peter Thiel has a back up plan with a NZ Passport since 2011.
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Born and raised in Mumbai, India with an undergrad degree from Oman and a masters degree from the National University of Singapore. I am an Environmental Professional with a passion for Sustainability, Social Innovation and Governance related issues. A Change Agent in the making who believes that small is beautiful and that impact can be achieved -one soul at a time. View all posts by changethinker