Sunday, 10 March 2013

The New Reality | Digital Tonto

The New Reality | Digital Tonto:

 "Nassim Taleb, doesn’t think much about the technology crowd.  In his new book Antifragile, he suggest that we’re suffering from a condition he calls “neomania, the love of the modern for it’s own sake.”

After all, he argues, we continue to wear shoes, eat with silverware, drink wine, beer and coffee and do many other things that have been around for thousands of years.  He also notes that, while old technology has been tested by time, new technology is prone to failure.

It’s hard to argue with Taleb, a man of impressive erudition and impeccable logic and after seeing enough technology cycles come and go, it’s easy to be skeptical of the latest “killer app.”  Still, skepticism is one thing, overt denial of the obvious is something else. The world has, in fact, profoundly changed and we need to change how we operate in it."

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