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Conveniences mask frighteningly fragile society

Editorial

 

September 2, 2020



We live in uncertain and unstable times.

The conveniences of the 21st Century, where nearly anything we want or need is at our fingertips, belie the fragility of our physical lives – and our social structures. Keep going; we’ll explain.

We can ask Alexa to order (and pay for) groceries or a pizza, or we can check from 1,000 miles away whether our garage door is open or whether our home is the temperature we want it to be. We can instantly access the exact kind of music we want, watch a newscast (and a multitude of other fare) on our smart phone, remotely unlock and start our vehicle a...



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