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August 30, 2011

Just found this interesting article by Marc Andreessen about the future of everything. Worth a read.

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  1. August 30, 2011 12:29 pm

    As a William Gibson fan I can’t help but feel that this is article is describing the beginnings of his cyberpunk society. I just hope that it doesn’t end up quite as dystopic. Though with the current gaps in income inequality in the US it is hard to see how that won’t happen or maybe having read to much Gibson I am sensitized to this 🙂

    I was also really interested at the end when he writes about the lack of skilled workers. I have been proposing for years that we are in the throes of another revolution on the order of the industrial revolution. As the daughter of working class parents, I have heard my entire life about the woes of the American worker as the market for unskilled labor has shrunk. I believe that these are growing pains that our society is suffering as the labor force shifts. Unfortunately our poor education system is not necessarily up to the task of training students for the future of our technologically based society.

    OK stepping off my soap box now

  2. derek permalink
    August 30, 2011 9:16 pm

    Most definitely has the cyberpunk vibe. On the other issue, our working class were sold out so we could outsource pollution and slave labor. No apologies for a soap box is necessary on this topic as we are in revolutionary times.

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