I came across this blog that is primarily set up to keep politicians away from the internet and tech culture. Adam Thierer had some interesting things to say about Digital Nation.
He begins by laying out the difference between tech pessimists and tech optimists and how each are portrayed in the documentary.
What I am most interested in are his own personal opinions on these issues.
This man argues that humans have gone through revolutions before, many more jarring than the digital one, and we have always learned to adapt.
He claims that we are now in an age of informational power, not poverty. He sees his children’s exploration of the world through a computer screen as a good and something he wishes he had when he grew up.
These opinions are obviously controversial, and my question is: what makes the digital revolution so different, so scary when compared to our past revolutions that have come and gone without bringing down civilization?