Most of us are aware of the speed technology is coming at us in some respects. However, our nature is not very good with scale in the extreme.
Technology didn’t exist, to our knowledge, for billions of years. For a couple of hundred thousand years, it was static. 200-500 years ago it starting accelerating. The last 20-100 years ago the we began seeing the pace of technology began exponentially increase within a generation. Now, exponential technologies are feeding off each other and increasingly speeding up technology in many sectors at once.
Technology has surpassed our capabilities in a number of important ways. There are a lot of smart articles on this phenomena that hopefully will wake us up a bit. Some mindsets that have served us pretty well for our entire existence are no longer workable.
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