A Great Quote from Riel Miller

I’ve been reading Don Tapscott’s book Digital Economy [a great book I might say] and I have to share you this excellent quote Mr. Tapscott has put in his book. Look at the bottom the year it was said.

Sometime in the middle of the next century we will move past software and hardware to wetware – the merging of digital and biological information into a ubiquitous and functional DNA. Before plunging into this “childhood’s end”, humanity will serve an arduous apprenticeship. Over the next few decades the Net, and the intimate relationship between producer and consumer invoked by personalized products, will shatter the anonymity of mass consumption, mass politics, mass media. It will be an age of “in your face” contact hearkening back to village life. And it will also be an age of insecurity as the fixtures of daily experience such as going to school, going to work, and going on vacation are smashed. Old ways of working and learning will get as little respect as did the rhythms of the farm when people moved to the city and factory.

– Riel Miller
Alliance of Converging Technology, 1995

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