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You’ve heard it before: we live today in what’s called the “Information Age”. And before that? It was the Industrial age. We progressed from aesthetically pleasing systematization — from the elegant efficiency of mass production of physical things to the chaotic, grotesquely expanding rhythm of mass information production.

Such a shift is not merely a difference in kind. It is a difference in speed and in quantity. It also constitutes a refashioning of the temperament of our society. Like so many outgrowths of the 21st century, the riotous information age is underpinned by an exponential force and not by the linearity of yore. …


Lauren Reiff

Writer of economics, psychology, and lots in between.

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