The Price of Accelerating Technology & the Threat to Democracy

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Think back to the Industrial Revolution: a stretch of ambitious decades characterized by widespread displacement, Schumpeterian-style growth, and striking societal leaps. It was a paradigm shift for the western world — this lucky convergence of invention (with newly discovered profitable applications to boot) and the systematized harnessing of natural resources (think coal, cotton…

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