Thursday, February 08, 2007


One of the fun parts of science fiction is to explore how changes in technology might impact society. The growth of transportation networks created conditions for the US into turn into mobility culture. Of course, it didn't create the idea, but it allowed an existing idea (Go West for new opportunity) to become inexpensive and safe. Here is an article about the Internet is allowing the young (born in Reagan era or later) to change their identity. Again, technology is enabling the extension of the concept of rebirth and recreation, but in a big way. Oh man, I can't wait to see what the kids will be up to when mine are teenagers. (via the American Scene.)

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