Antigenicity

Jason asks: “What are your predictions?” In the spirit of the early League, I’ll frame mine in terms of his: “All or nearly all cars will be driverless. As a result, transit will be unrecognizable.” We already have driverless cars. They’re called trains. Lots of people use them in some places, and not so many…

Something’s Rotten in the State of Our Union

Many have debated the President’s remarks from last Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech.  E.D. Kain thought it was very successful, providing the American audience with a “rousing speech about the American dream, the American promise–the indispensable nation that is us…”  Andrew Sullivan was disappointed because the speech didn’t lay out a clear vision for…

The Innovation Boom

Given the recent discussions about social dynamism and technological innovation around these parts, you may be interested in Scott Sumner’s take on the 20th century’s innovation boom. The scope of technological change at mid-century really puts our own “digital revolution” to shame.

Community, technology, & work

I think this Amanda Marcotte piece is pretty interesting.  She touches on the idea of work and community and how the modern workplace has, until very recently, served to cut us off entirely from our loved ones during the day.  This, she asserts, was not always the case.  People used to come into more contact…