You Are Not Destined to Live in Quiet Times – Humanity’s Third Major Technological Revolution

Walter Russell Mead writes that humanity’s third major technological revolution is leading us into a future more promising and also more dangerous than any since the dawn of history.

Worryingly, he points out that it’s coming faster than we think.

While the ever-accelerating and ascending wave of human progress has brought us to peaks of achievement and affluence that our ancestors could scarcely imagine, it has both failed to keep us safe from the most dangerous predators of all and—to the degree that the rate of progress has become a major force of destabilization—progress itself may now be the greatest source of danger humans face.

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