In all technologically "advanced" countries, fashion has replaced tradition, so that involuntary membership in a society can no longer provide a feeling of community.
It takes time and experience to absorb new technologies, so technologically backward producers need a period of protection from international competition during this period of learning. Such protection is costly, because the country is giving up the chance to import better and cheaper products. However, it is a price that has to be paid if it wants to develop advanced industries.ha-joon chang
"I suspect that democracy is not viable in a technologically advanced society. Free people wield too much ability to destroy."daniel suarez
...we know instantly whenever anyone touches our data and who touched it. That’s the best one can hope for in a technologically advanced society.daniel suarez