The Fragility Of Modernity
Not this chaps words - but definitely his sentiments …
We hugely underestimate the utter fragility of modernity. Many times in history, we’ve turned the clock back to a much tougher & rougher past. For centuries after Rome fell, Europeans couldn’t even dream of things like hot piped water, luxurious baths & central heating.
Via Dave Winer - Scripting News Click through to read the full storm … then file in ‘why didn’t we see it coming’ : Farooq Butt on Twitter
Now imagine losing some of the modern-day equivalents of “hot piped water, luxurious baths & central heating….” Things like, say, vaccines, the Internet, electricity….