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Technology’s ebb tide

John Hughman

Technology’s ebb tide

I often feel as though I am swimming against the tide of technological change. Among other anachronistic behaviours, I still read actual books (of the paper variety), steadfastly refuse to give up my paper rail ticket for a smart card (even though it stopped working several months ago) and have never used an Uber. I find the idea of a digital currency controlled by Facebook – Libra, as revealed this week – not just unappealing but a genuinely terrifying vision of a future controlled by gigantic technology companies that I only ever expected to see in science fiction.  

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