Things are starting to change. I have felt this for a while, but it’s becoming more pronounced.
The last time everything changed, when was it? Do I remember it? Well, yes, I guess I do.
It was called Mosaic. And it was called the Internet, or more precisely the Web.
And everything changed.
Not everyone noticed. Not for years and years. But I was a the spider and the fly. I made it as much as I was caught in it.
Now, it’s the warp and woof of everything. Maybe it’s like writing; there are a few illiterate societies out there, but they will be affected soon enough. It’s only a matter of time.
Fine. That was the last time everything changed.
Now, I feel it differently. Last time, something was built. This time, everything is being destroyed.
it’s not so much a desctruction, but a collapse. The flaw was inherent in the system.
There is a granulated self-interest in every single institution that will inevitably cause the disintegration. It’s already disintegrated. We only wait for a passing giant to sneeze, and it will come tumbing down.
Anyone can see it.
I am not speaking pessimistically. I am not mad about it. It’s just that I see evidence of institutional disintegration at every turn.
I am trying to find examples of where and when it is working well. Because when people can work together on something they are all excited about, that is the next thing.
I am looking. I am looking. I’d like to see that next thing