The Great Awakening – How our thinking about technology fundamentally changed in 2017 and where we go from here
In the past few decades, the year-end tech discussion has focused on the year in gadgets – what the new releases were, and how much faster and better and filled with more bells and whistles they are. But 2017 was different – the discussion zoomed out and became much larger. And 2018 is poised to be the year when our consciousness about our relationship with technology hits a tipping point. And, in turn, that’s going to make 2018 the year of the great reckoning– the year in which we’re forced to decide what we want from technology and what irreducible parts of our humanity we want to safeguard and protect.
2017 was the year we woke up and began to see what the technology we’ve been swimming in has been doing to us. It has undeniably changed the world, and now we finally have enough data to see how it’s changing us. And it’s not always for the better. Read more.
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