Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Questions for the 21st century

When information is coming at you in torrents, too fast to process, how do you avoid drowning? When change is happening at lightning speed in every facet of existence, what do you build on? When today's truth is tomorrow's falsehood, what can you believe? When your leaders routinely lie and cheat, who can you trust? When uncertainty is the only certainty, how do you make decisions? When computers erase careers because they can make decisions faster and better than people, how do you plan? When education no longer ensures a decent life, how should you advise your children? When your identity may be stolen, when your computer may be hacked, when your government spies on you, when details of your life are bought and sold by faceless database owners to enrich themselves, how can you avoid feeling like a pawn in someone else's game?

Fortune used to favour the brave. Who is favoured now?

3 comments:

  1. ACK...I feel like hail the size of a basketball is raining down on me! Information overload. And too much intrusion.

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  2. And then, to add insult to injury, you get spam!!!!

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  3. Fortune favours the 1% - to use a term that is already dated.

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