Progress

Technology, Philosophy by Adam on 2008-01-14 09:42

“All technological change is generational change. The full power and consequences of a new technology are unleashed only when those who have grown up with it become adults and push their outdated parents to the margins. As the older generations die, they take with them their knowledge of what was lost when the new technology arrived, and only the sense of what was gained remains. It’s in this way that progress covers its tracks, perpetually refreshing the illusion that where we are is where we were meant to be.”

From The Big Switch, as reviewed by Cote

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