links for 2010-10-15

  • Sharon Astyk riffs on this thought from Jared Diamond: "All of our current problems are unintended negative consequences of our existing technology. The rapid advances in technology during the 20th century have been creating difficult new problems faster than they have been solving old problems: that's why we're in the situation in which we now find oursleves." I found this a more challenging pushback to techno-optimism than Malcolm Gladwell. ┬áHT Dave Pollard

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