by James Bailey |

Simone Ross of Techonomy lays out the case on their website. Information technology conferences have always had a large helping of triumphalism. The latest is, by definition, the greatest. Reviewing this year's conference, however, Ross notes a darker undercurrent. Technology is getting us into places that we maybe shouldn't be going. She quotes an attendee’s observation about software battling software with no obvious end to it.

Apps red of tooth and claw should not necessarily surprise us. The dynamics this observer chronicles can likely be found in a drop of pond water if we look carefully enough. They cannot, however, be found in a differential equation. If we continue to educate the next generation the same way we educated the last ten, then, yes, we probably are screwed.


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