Certainty in our age is something I am slowly beginning to let go of, even as mere possibility. The information age has come with many a blessing. But the flood of ideas, most of them untested yet still truea some point or another, has only made it more likely that we'll get more confused. Those seeking greater chaos - such as fringe political parties - will only benefit from our vulnerability. Social media platforms have played a significant role, fuelling levels of uncertainty that I doubt any other age has experienced. That's not to say that in bygone eras the tectonic plates in the economies and politics of any country or region have not shifted as fast as they seem to be doing now. The difference between an earlier, less information-filled age and the one we live in is that just about everyone has a courtside seat to watch even the tiniest and sometimes most inconsequential events occur in real time and to ask whether they actually are defining moments in our history. And just ...

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