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Its not my problem….or is it?

Recently, I saw an article on the BBC about how disastrous events could “break” the internet. While I find the idea intriguing, it also made me think about how we think of the internet and technology. We still think of shutting off the internet as if there were a large switch that needed to be flipped to turn the internet off, like the basement lights or turning the TV off. We bring all sorts of dinosaur thinking to the future. We save electronic documents on our desktop and dispose of old ones in our trash or recycling. Not that we don’t need to find a working vocabulary that is easy to use with our new technology but is that also holding us back from moving forward? As Captain Jack Sparrow says, the problem isn’t the problem but the way we are thinking of the problem. Are our thoughts holding us back?

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