A willingness to learn new ideas and processes keeps the madness of decay at bay, but the U.S is currently suffering from 10% unemployment and 42 million people on food stamps. This trend indicates many have an aversion to change. Why is it some refuse to swim in deep water?
William Gibson says the future is right here, right now
The rapid rate of technological and social change means the future comes crashing towards us faster than ever before, says visionary science fiction author William Gibson.
"In the 1960s I think that in some sense the present was actually about three or four years long," he said, "because in three or four years relatively little would change." That stood in sharp contrast to late 2010, he said, when big changes had become a daily occurrence.