the new dark ages

The Vision, by Steve Brodner (Chronicle of Higher Education)

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.

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