THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION ROLLS ON AND THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THEIR MINIONS ARE IN PANIC

 

In the year 1440, the Gutenberg printing press became a reality.  A seemingly insignificant invention completely changed the societal structure of western Europe in the next few centuries.   A mechanical movable type printing technology introduced an era of mass communication.  This transcended borders and informed the masses launching the Reformation and the Renaissance.  The printing press threatened, then destroyed the existing power structure of the Holy Roman church and monarchies.  The ability to publish cheaply and quickly let the idea  of classical liberal thought to thrive.  The environment set the stage for the American Revolutionary War and the ending of slavery.  It created an information revolution.  That revolution took centuries.  Today the internet creates a new information revolution.  This revolution is moving a hundred times as fast, and is ten times as powerful.  The information revolution rolls on and the establishment and their minions are in panic. Continue reading “THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION ROLLS ON AND THE ESTABLISHMENT AND THEIR MINIONS ARE IN PANIC”