Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Turning Point

Yesterday I read another chapter in Nicholas Carr's book The Shallows.  Here is a paragraph that seemed to jump off the screen at me:
Technological advances often mark turning points in history.  New tools for hunting and farming brought changes in patterns of population growth, settlement and labor.  New modes of transport led to expansion and realignments of trade and commerce.  New weaponry altered the balance of power between states.
I'm asking myself are we at a similar turning point because of the new technologies that we have come to use in recent years?

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