By Daniel RigneyIn case you have a life of your own and haven’t been been paying much attention to cultural trends lately, here's your bite-sized summary of new directions in the technosphere, the politisphere, and the sociosphere in general.
[Approximate reading time: 40 seconds. Longer if you stop to think about anything.]
Electrons are replacing paper.
Electron streams are replacing disks.
Electronic relationships are replacing face-to-face relationships. (Consider the irony of naming Facebook "Facebook." It could have been more aptly named "Textbook.")
Smart phones and pads are replacing laptops and desktops.
Apps are replacing websites.
Cloud computing is replacing local computing.
Machines are replacing human employees.
Plutocracy is replacing democracy.
SuperPACs are replacing citizens.
ALEC is replacing your state’s laws.
Conservatism is replacing sanity.
Video games and fantasy stories are replacing news.
Intercollegiate athletic teams are replacing actual universities.
Tabloid television is replacing smarter television.
Brooklyn is replacing Manhattan as New York City’s hottest borough.
Bite-sized summaries are replacing analysis.