Ghosts in our Shells: The arts in a digitalised world

We miss the point if we think of digital content only in the context of consumption - one of the greatest opportunities is in education.

It is now a mantra that the pandemic has accelerated digitalisation, says the writer. PHOTO: COURTESY OF PEACEHAVEN NURSING HOME
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Centrestage is an occasional op-ed series featuring the lives, perspectives and work of Singaporeans in the field of arts and culture.

In the anime series Ghost In The Shell, the world in AD 2024 is completely digitalised. Humans plug directly into the internet via a port in our necks, and hence move seamlessly between our physical world and this equivalent of the "metaverse".

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