Choose Your Own Future

from the the-internet-can-change-everything dept

For a while it was popular to say that the “internet will change everything.” The writer of this article, Phil Dwyer, brings up questions about that statement, saying, “for whom?” and “will it be a good change?” He looks at two distinct opinions. One from Kevin Kelly who does believe the internet will change everything for good, and another from Jeremy Rifkin who believes technology is making life worse. Instead of just reacting to either opinion, he points out that we (collectively) get to create our own future – and that it’s good to have both the super optimistic and super pessimistic views stated. This way, we can work towards the optimistic world and do everything possible to avoid the pessimistic one.

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