Slowing down; keeping up – technology, determination and modern heresy

Dr Zac Rogers recently published article in Australian Quarterly (Jan-Mar 2020) 

Ideas are the driving force of human history. Yet most of the ideas humans have had, have been terrible failures. History favours slow and recursive change – not change for its own sake – yet today we live in an era of mind-numbingly rapid technology change. Buzz-words like ‘innovation’, ‘disruption’, and ‘transformation’ have become not means-to-ends, but literally ends-unto-themselves. Yet do we know how we came to this place; have we come the wrong way? And what happens if we don’t like the path that we’ve been led down?

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