Digital will matter when it brings about structural changes in daily life. Über is a taxi firm masquerading as a tech company. It’s success was brought about by three different factors; GPS, high speed data and the smart phone. Digital piggybacks on neoliberal capitalism for velocity and direction. Digital is a vector element, and a resultant of many scalars converging in an appropriate plane comprising of space and time. Hence it is not a technology, but a pipeline, a platform for power; an ideology in short. Smart cities, AI and Crypto currency are the vectors mapping the digital, the Modernity which is refreshing every moment. If you don’t believe it, refer to the Gartner Tech Hype Cycle curve for 2018.
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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