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Five Things We Need to Know About Technological Change
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1. All technological change is a trade-off. For every advantage a new technology offers, there is always a corresponding disadvantage.

2. The advantages and disadvantages of new technologies are never distributed evenly among the population. This means that every new technology benefits some and harms others.

3. Embedded in every technology there is a powerful idea, sometimes two or three powerful ideas. Every technology has a philosophy which is given expression in how the technology makes people use their minds, in what it makes us do with our bodies, in how it codifies the world, in which of our senses it amplifies, in which of our emotional and intellectual tendencies it disregards.

4. Technological change is not additive; it is ecological. The consequences of technological change are always vast, often unpredictable and largely irreversible.

5. Media tend to become mythic. Cars, planes, TV, movies, newspapers — they have achieved mythic status because they are perceived as gifts of nature, not as artifacts produced in a specific political and historical context.
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There's No Rainbow Bridge Across The Generation Gap - mattador - Mythology - Norse [Archive of Our Own]
Summary: Loki comes out ready to start Ragnarok! ... his children refuse to help.

Reccer's Notes:

"There's no boat," Hel said calmly, reclining on a white plastic chair, her face slathered with some manner of green foam and her eyes hidden behind two slices of unfamiliar vegetable. "I've renounced the patriarchal system of cyclical self-punishment and destruction, Father."

There was no language barrier, not for gods- the full clarity of every meaning behind every word was there, no matter the language or the dialect, spelled out in his mind as he heard it spoken. Loki blinked. "The boat is not yet prepared?" he ventured, testing the part of the sentence that he had understood.
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