The Chronicle of Higher Education recently asked scholars and illustrators to answer the question “What will be the big idea of the next decade, and why?”
First off, Jaron Lanier from Microsoft says it will be the end of human specialness. A “nerd” religion is evolving that believes technology is developing a “global brain” which will replace humanity. But he says a post-Facebook generation is emerging that will challenge this trend. There is hope. But that’s for the next decade.
As the school year approaches, we’ve had several college students with us this week, either for dinner or spending the night.
Last night there were six of them sitting on our front porch after supper, sipping tea and talking about things that matter. I like that about our front porch. And I like that about tea. They both encourage meaningful conversation.