Recent Technological Advancement Is in Simulation

When comparing recent technological advancement with the previous century, most of the biggest changes are simulation versus physical. For example, railroads and airplanes compared to networking and computers.

The most valuable companies use software to create efficiencies and network effects. Even the physical goods they produce are often to support more simulation (e.g. mobile phones).

This change alters the relationship people have with the physical world. Facebook profile pages aren’t heirlooms to be passed down from generation to generation. The orientation of technological advancement of simulation creates more detachment from the physical world and leads to shorter term thinking.

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