Highly recommended reading: http://idlewords.com/talks/ancient_web.htm
History and technology come and go in cycles. It’s notoriously difficult to figure out where in the cycle of history you are, or when the next technology trends will begin or end.
Much of what we read lately has to do with technology’s power to impact our political lives, our health, what we read and perceive. And the bad always comes with the good. I thoroughly enjoy radio as an example of a time in history that feels as tumultuous as our own and as a technology instrument that played a key role in those times.
Privacy matters. Free speech matters. As technologists, we do have an ethical responsibility to understand the consequences of our decisions.