Technological Progress

There’s a lot to think about in this article, Lew.
Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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It seems to me….

No one intuitively understands quantum mechanics because all of our experience involves a world of classical phenomena where, for example, a baseball thrown from pitcher to catcher seems to take just one path, the one described by Newton’s laws of motion.  Yet at a microscopic level, the universe behaves quite differently.”  ~ Lawrence M. Krauss[1].

Though science and technology are socially neutral, potentially capable of either positive or negative effects, I admit to being a techno-optimist believing that technology can improve people’s lives. Technology, however, cannot by itself solve systemic social problems such as socio-economic inequality. Though there have been unparalleled information technology advancements over the past fifty years, the U.S. poverty rate has remained between 13-15 percent of the population and totally impervious to any improvement.

Over the course of history, industry has advanced not only by relying on technical evolution…

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