Reading Kevin Kelly's new book "The Inevitable," on a recommendation from Seth Godin. I am about a quarter of the way through and highly recommend it as one of the most profound prediction books you can possibly read.
Anyways, in the book he says something about technology that caught me off guard. In the future, technology will move so fast, that every day, everyone will be a newbie concerning everything. Transportation systems, communications systems, devices, food systems, clothing, materials, you name it, and incomprehensible change will be happening to everything in a matter of hours, or even minutes.
Here is my question. What are the pros and cons of such a state? I can think of a few obvious ones, but I want to hear what other people think.
Here are mine:
Trolls go away. Trolls depend on being educated to torment their prey.
Humans become more humble in general. It's awfully hard to be a prideful asshole when everything is brand new everyday.
Confusion could reign. Everything goes slippery and intellectualism will be radically changed or eliminated.
Who is in control? Anyone? Can there be a government when even all the laws are only valid for a short time?
Those are a few of my thoughts, and I wonder what else people will be excited or concerned about.