The normal response to technology innovations is ignorance followed by mindless acceptance, then frustration based on inherent changes required by the technology, leading to fear projected as the cause of disease. All of this can happen with little or no thought but results in full integration of the technology into society. You would think that as paradigm disruption accelerates that we would manage to avoid these stages but that seems to be a futile hope as the process has been happening for over 200 years with only the speed of each stage increasing.

A big part of the problem, I’m now convinced, is the nature of our media as capitalist, i.e. profit making entities. These are the perennial low hanging fruit to generate readers and profit for those who succeed in triggering the next stage of the cycle. But that is another story . . .

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Educator, CIO, retired entrepreneur, grandfather with occasional fits of humor in the midst of disaster. . .

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