Sunday, May 13, 2007

where does science fall in all of this?

"There are only two industries. This has always been true," [...] "There is the industry of things, and the industry of entertainment. The industry of things comes first. It keeps us alive. But making things is easy now that we have the Feed. This is not a very interesting business anymore.
"After people have the things they need to live, everything else is entertainment. Everything. This is Madame Ping's business."

-Neal Stephenson "The Diamond Age"

You may or may not agree with this proposition. But if you do agree with it, what happens when creating entertainment becomes easy as well?

2 Comments:

At 12:02 PM, May 16, 2007, Blogger ldbug said...

I don't agree..what about exploration? learning?

 
At 10:28 AM, May 19, 2007, Anonymous sunjunkie said...

"...what happens when creating entertainment becomes easy as well?"

Blogging! ^_^

 

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