Future Shock and the Tech Superpowers
Posted at 16:19h, 12 Jul 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Future Shock author Alvin Toffler died recently, and fyi, future shock is a reference to "too much change in too short a period of time." …Toffler argued that society is undergoing an enormous structural change, a revolution from an industrial society to a "super-industrial society". This change overwhelms people. He believed the accelerated rate of technological and social change left people disconnected and suffering from "shattering stress and disorientation"—future shocked. Toffler stated that the majority of social problems are symptoms of future shock. In his discussion of the components of such shock, he popularized the term "information overload." The e...
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The Payback is a Bitch Edition
Posted at 16:19h, 05 Jul 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
As promised, no editorial this week due to the holidays, but rust and tech – and hubris, it seems – never rests, and given the increasing amount of connectedness/surveillance/ control of which tech is capable, and with governments at the table and in the code, fyi: Google My Activity shows everything that company knows about its users ­ and there’s a lot Facebook's Filter Bubble Is Getting Worse. Facebook is becoming an echo chamber that prevents us from being confronted with opinions we don't agree with The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb. Maybe you’re not as smart as you think – and ‘they’ ar...
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