I think it could be a disaster scenario, as …

I think it could be a disaster scenario, as this new technology comes to its fruition, with fewer people getting richer and more people getting poorer. And I think it could mean the collapse of society as indeed the collapse of the world civilisation and a new dark age. And the only thing that I think in the end can savethat, is if the people who master this technology, the new rich, the new intellighenzia, can actually think beyond themselves. If they can realise, that the best form of selfishness is unselfish-ness. That if they don’t actually invest in people other than themselves, beyond themselves, they will destroy themselves.

Charles B. Handy, 1994, on the potential of the Internet; from “Visions Of Heaven and Hell”

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