Dr Joseph Okpaku's Keynote Speech


CMRT 08 Keynote speech: Culture, Technology, Time and Politics in a New Global Environment: New Thinking, New Models

Joseph O. Okpaku, Sr., PhD
President and CEO
Telecom Africa International Corporation

A Keynote Address to
4th Culturemondo Digital Culture and Heritage Roundtable
Culturemondo Roundtable / TechnoCulture Expo 2008
The Hua-shan Culture Park, Taipei, Taiwan, December 10, 2008

preface

In choosing for this address, the topic: Culture, Technology, Time and Politics in a New Global Environment: New Thinking, New Models, I wish to invite you to join me to take a deep dive into the centre of our thoughts and ideas about our contemporary society and environment, with a view to exploring the extent to which we have or do not have a sufficient working understanding of each other across our diverse societies and cultures, and of the world we all live in and share, the changes our world has gone through over the last many years or decades, how we have engaged or interacted with it, and, at the end, why somehow, from all appearances, we seem not to have mastered our human environment to the extent that we once assumed we had, even just a few years ago. The less than acceptable state of our world today, mired in so much anxiety, uncertainty, fear, insecurity and distrust amongst even large populations, would seem to suggest that there is something fundamentally flawed in our lives and in the world we live in, and how we prosecute the relationship between the two in our cultural space.

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