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The Real World Is Slow

Has anyone considered that our use of the New Technology is making us less patient with the “real world?” We see a crisis and want to react. Our money can reach an account in seconds. We want the relief to reach the people in hours, but then it takes days to get there.We begin to look for someone to blame.However, the fact that information can now be delivered very quickly does not mean huge mounds of food and manpower can. People still live in the world of three dimensions. A truck can only drive so fast. A downed infrastructure can only be rebuilt one sack of cement at a time.Do we expect a problem that requires 1950’s technology (cement, steel, and manpower) to be solved at 2005 information technology speed?

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