Monday, July 10, 2017

The Luddites and the First Contest of Man Versus Machine

Rapid technological change in 18th- and 19th-century England led to violent Methodists.

“What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.”—Georg Hegel

In the developed world, we have become accustomed to “high tech” being part of our lives. What would happen, however, if it became the whole of our lives? What might happen if this next phase of technology is not handled well? If I let my imagination run a little freely, this might be a near-future “top of the news” story.... Read More

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