our exponential hangover

The presentation given by Maciej Cegłowski is impressive in a number of ways.
Using his emigration to the states and the development of aviation as a parable, he argues how our best minds have formally and continue to push technology forward using a flawed strategy.
In a NY Times op-ed, Allison Arieff questions the value of throwing excess technological capability at every possible gadget (IoT) without giving any thought to whether it’s really necessary. She pleads for focus on 1) integration of functions 2) usefulness 3) sustainability and 4) privacy/security.
By questioning how we should be thinking about the future of the web They raise incredibly important technological issues/questions that will have enormous cultural and social implications.

Well worth 15 minutes of your time to read.
09/12/2015 |

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