Technologies that seemed revolutionary six months ago are now antiquated. Yesterday’s avant-garde become today’s defenders of the status quo and tomorrow’s destructive reactionaries. Do you feel the fierce urgency of now? Of course, as Dr. King wrote, “time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively.” Actually, as is the nature of catastrophic change, the destructive and the constructive arrive on the scene together. The printing press destroys the Church, but new ones spring up. Rock-and-Roll divides parents and children while bringing a new conscientious generation of young people together. Smart phones remove us from our immediate environments but connect us with others around the world. Humpty Dumpty shatters. He won’t ever be the same. What shall we do with the pieces?
A-Changin, A-Changin, A-Changin
Posted by Andrew Neuendorf on April 4, 2011