December 26, 2012

The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth

Sebastian Anthony, ExtremeTech


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Modern society is massively complex. We like to pretend that our mastery of tools and technology has made life easier or better, but in actuality it has never been harder to simply live life.

Above all else, tools and technology give us choices, and more choice means more complexity. 10,000 years ago, life basically consisted of hunting, eating, and procreating. Stone arrowheads were the state of the art, tool-wise. Over time, new materials were mastered and new tools devised (iron, paper, plastics, computer chips) — and society grew increasingly complex (trade, diplomacy, religion, global media).

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