We call it a “crisis” when the predictions of our trusted elites are violated in one way or another. We expect, for good reason, things to more or less continue as they are. 455 more words
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The first three chapters of Thomas L. Friedman’s book, The World is Flat (2007), presents the economic, political and cultural impacts of the emergence of the personal computers with greater, faster, more networked computing capacities, and the emergence of the internet. 724 more words
December 18, 2016
By Philip Ball
Are you real? What about me?
These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. 423 more words