What happened in the Aughts? Technology and Culture 2.0

Over at the Ottawa Citizen, our opinions page deputy editor David Watson has put together a series looking back at the Aughts, asking various writers  to “assess human progress in a variety of fields over the last 10 years: economics, science and technology, culture, poverty alleviation, nuclear disarmament and more.”

The first installment was “The Future Disappoints,” from Robert Sawyer. It’s a fun piece in the “where’s my moving sidewalk and jetpack?” genre, looking at how scientific progress stalled over the last decade. My contribution is in today’s paper, it’s about Web 2.0 and the democratization of culture. Not sure what Dave has lined up next, but I’m looking forward to it.

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