Weekly Links & Thoughts #66

Here is a weekly selection of thoughtful opinion pieces, interesting analyses and significant yet under-reported information bits from the digital and technology world. Published and annotated every Thursday (CET), just in time so you have something good to read during the weekend.

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Recent articles on meshedsociety.com

  • Our times are special, but not because of the Internet
    If you look at the change directly or indirectly caused by the Internet, it is tempting to conclude that we are at a very special moment in history, a unique moment. That conclusion is accurate, but the reason is a different one. It is not the specific type of current, digital innovation that leads to unprecedented advancements (and chaos), but the breathtaking, accelerating pace of it.
  • Driving a car lost its magic
    I always have been totally excited when I got the chance to drive a car. Not anymore. All the talk about and progress of self-driving cars changed my perception of the role of cars and the human factor.

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