Digital tech brings people widely separated by geography together. That is powerful, but as we have seen this election season, it can also be dangerous. It is hard to imagine the rise and political success of Donald Trump, a lifelong Democrat who captured the national machinery of the GOP and the presidential nomination, without that ability to instantly connect. Here, risk expert Dee Smith games out the dangers our new, hyperconnected world presents on the political front.
By the time you read this, the U.S. presidential election may well have been decided. As this piece went to press, all available polling suggested a likely victory for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump.
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Dee Smith is the founder and CEO of Strategic Insight Group.