Trends. Trends in culture flowing from trends in ideological thought. Trends. Trends in population growth and technological advance… bigger better faster more; more and more. Increasing divergence in socio-economic disparity. The March of Time and the Course of Empire.
…i amar prestar aen
han mathon ne nen
han mathon ne chae
a han nostron ned wilith…
Ah me, how the world has changed – so much since even the seeming halcyon days of my gilded youth.
`Twas ten Summers come and gone since I had first learned about the existence of this strange new medium called “the Internet” and caught my first glimpse of what lay in the future. Before the end of 1997, I had acquired my first email address and joined the teeming masses… now I can scarcely imagine what life was like before the technological onslaught these last ten years have contained. I can remember that things seemed a lot quieter before.
Still… what further sweeping innovations are yet forthcoming, and just how much faster will things escalate? Is this “progress” of industry leaving a “regress” of the spirit in its wake? Are we, in fact, living in “exponential” times – or is this simply a case of statistical hysterics?
What of my children – how will the world appear to them? How can I, as their parent, prepare them for gathering storm I see darkening the horizon?
Many questions and far fewer answers…
I hear the Thunder rolling from the clear blue Sky.