The digital revolution is over or not

March 21, 2013

If we zoom out, one can argue that although information and knowledge are more accessible than ever before, it did not stop almost half of Americans from voting for a party that was founded in the 19th century and has made little progress since.

Robber barons use Bloomberg and Bombardiers instead of snail mail and horses, and for 50 years we fly Boeings below the speed of sound, accompanied by the very same stewardesses.

Dentists are still drilling, as are the oil rigs that feed our cars which still burn oil and ride on four patches of rubber that still go flat when we’re in a hurry. Ray Kurzweil believes¬†he will live forever.¬†[…]