The Decline of Transparency. Is the World Becoming More Opaque?
Have we passed peak transparency? Are we moving into an era when more of the things that shape our lives will be opaque? And if so, how should we cope? In this GB Geo-Blog post I argue that something fundamental is, indeed, changing in the world – from technology to business and geopolitics – and that ideas that served us well in the past need to be updated. Transparency as an Unalloyed Good Most of us were brought up to believe that if only we could make things more transpa