Ron's note: If you have never heard of, nor read Jeffrey Tucker's unique, insightful, and appropriately optimistic articles, your life is less rich that it could be. His books Bourbon for Breakfast: Living Outside the Statist Quo, and It's a Jetson's World: Private Miracles and Public Crimes are destined to be favorites on your bookshelf.
In his new article How the Internet Saved Civilization Jeffery takes us on a quick tour of the internet and what it means for our civilization: "The ‘cloud’ has become the new world in which we live, communicate, network, build our professional and family lives, distribute what we know, find out new things, and generally manage the whole of our lives. The migration to the cloud intensifies in speed and substance every day. If you look at a map of what’s going on, you realize something else. No one in particular is building this world. It is being built without design by the individual choices of people, one choice at a time.
I can’t help but compare this new world with the old. The old world was governed by nation-states with borders and strict organizational charts and categories and plans for all things. The new world transcends states, borders, charts, and plans. It is a spontaneous order, extended constantly by people’s desire to know and connect. It is the most poignant and beautiful example in our midst of the capacity of people to organize their lives on their own, with the assistance of merchants, coders, promoters, entrepreneurs, and property holders."
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