This is from Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”
I've been thinking about this framework.
A visual rendition:
What falls into each category?
Agree / Disagree?
Here is Part II:
Here's what readers said:
Regarding our future robot overlords 🤖