The rise of new power structures

Once upon a time, power was held in the hands of a small elite.

This elite occupied the commanding heights of society and controlled big, top-down organisations. It dropped products and messages from on high, and the rest of us passively consumed them.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 09, 2018, with the headline 'The rise of new power structures'. Print Edition | Subscribe