Wednesday, September 18, 2019

For An Hour

... Any one of a million things could fail and cause our complex civilization to collapse for an hour, for a day, or however long.  That's when you find out the extent to which you are reliant on technology and don't even know it.  That's when you see that it's so interdependent, that if you take one thing away, the whole thing falls down and leaves you with nothing.

-- James Burke (1936 -), British science historian, author, and television producer best known for his documentary television series focusing on the history of science and technology leavened with a sense of humor, Connections "The Trigger Effect" (1979)

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