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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Futurological Brickbats

It is curious the number of twenty-first century futurologists whose notions of political economy remain firmly in the eighteenth century.

1 comment:

jimf said...

> Few salesmen would properly be mistaken for intellectuals.

I noticed this morning (passing by a newsstand in the Port Authority
Bus Terminal) that our friend Jamais Cascio has an article
in the latest _Atlantic Monthly_. Something about "Is Google Actually
Making Us Smarter?"

Maybe I'll try to read a bit of it on the way home tonight. ;->

(Re Google. I don't know if it's making me "smarter" -- depends
on what you mean by "smarter" I guess; it can certainly make
me **seem** smarter, at least to the uninitiated. ;-> But I wouldn't want
to be without it. Or Wikipedia, of course. )