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Thu Jan 19 23:05:10 UTC 2017
On Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:29 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:
> Philosophy and religion aren’t steering this ship, technology is doing it.
Consider what technology is: essentially, how we do stuff.
For example, the three field system of crop rotation was "technology"
even though it itself was not a specific gadget (although it had a few
gadgets associated). Likewise, the practice of building
supercomputers out of many commercially available CPUs: the hardware
was already available (and that's the point), but the new assembly
technique resulted in a new class of thing.
So yeah, knowing or believing what's what is one thing, but changes in
how we do stuff tend to change how we do stuff.
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