This is an interesting article on an interesting website–The Technology Liberation Front. It’s another piece that has been sitting in my pile for a while. I really need to go more paperless with my personal stuff and that’s one of the things I’m trying to do with this cleaning. This article is a review of Tyler Cowen’s book “Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World.” There’s a lot to think about here and it has me wanting to read a few of the books described in the post. Here’s a quote from the Tyler Cowen book that highlights why this space interests me so much:
Fundamentally the relationship between human minds and human cultures is changing. There is quite literally a new plan for organizing human thoughts and feelings and we are jumping on these opportunities at an unprecedented pace.
Some 20 years ago or so I logged on to the internet from home for the first time in my life. Before that if I wanted to see a Consumer Reports review of lawn mowers I needed to go to the library. Now I can read many reviews and then order the lawn mower in one sitting at my computer. I already take these things for granted. My access to knowledge has changed so much in 20 years that it is hard to comprehend.