I was sitting between two old men. I pulled out my phone to check where to get off. The old man on my right was agog. He’d never seen Google Maps before. The other jumped in eagerly, explaining that the blue dot followed our progress.
WTF? What’s The Future?
Tim O'Reilly
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It’s good to have these broad reiterations of technology change in everyday life primarily to maintain awareness of the widening gap between the worlds that people inhabit. As change moves exponentially the difference in perception and language can become mutually incomprehensible. I wonder what the old man who had never seen Google maps thought as he suddenly had a world changing experience. That’s the gentle version. Politically we’re starting to see worlds collide. . .

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