Susan Bratton asked me why the hell I called this blog Ouroboros.
The original concept was this: there's lots of new stuff, but I have always believed successful new technologies meet fundamental (read: pre-existing) human needs. we live in cycle of new technologies that risk isolating us at the same time they can enable deeper human connections. Hence the best tech is the tech that makes us more human, rather than less. Successful emergent technologies provide supercharged solutions for re-mergent need states. The serpent eats its tail.
We are in a time of fundamental rewiring - social, cultural, technological. When and if we take a moment to freeze evolution to consider the totality of our present being, I would argue that technology (in some way shape or form) will be incorporated not just into our lifestyles, but the realities of who we are.
The serpent eats its tail, and is more than it was.
Thank you, Susan.