podgnosticast

J.C. Martinez-Sifre

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The story of mankind and history itself is often told by what tools we use and how we use them. There was the Stone age and then the Bronze and Iron Age - long spans of history that we recognize and define, not only by the great empires and and complex social structures of commerce and governance, but also by significant turning points in mankind's ability to fabricate his tools and engage the world through them. There was the advent of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry - a technology of sorts. History records the significance of Industrial Revolution that led eventually to the Space Age, and then there was prior to that the Printing Press and the Cotton Gin and the internal combustion engine and nuclear power. In short, mankind is, to a strong degree, defined by his technology, and History not only records, but also recognizes that every new advancement to the human race as a whole hinges on advancements in Technology. The world is changing yet again. Computers and the Internet have placed us - TODAY - deep in the ocean of a historic moment - a revolution in the way we live, the way we interact and the way do commerce or govern ourselves. These are the times that posterity will look back and marvel at us and at what must have been the excitement of living in such historic times in the same way that we might wondered at the grandeur of Athens or Rome. Podgnosticast strives to disclose and open a discourse how technology - computing, gadgets and the internet - is shaping us now into new creatures; shaping and changing us so rapidly - that it amounts to nothing short of yet another revolution in human history. The world we know is dying, and a new one emerging. Perhaps for the first time, the shift is so swift that we may be able to recognize it while it is in process, rather than let our legacy tell us what we were.

The story of mankind and history itself is often told by what tools we use and how we use them. There was the Stone age and then the Bronze and Iron Age - long spans of history that we recognize and define, not only by the great empires and and complex social structures of commerce and governance, but also by significant turning points in mankind's... Show more

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