We have heard many pronouncements about how technology will profoundly change our lives in the future, so many pronouncements, in fact, that technology has become a 21st century panacea. It is the answer to all of our problems. It is a problem-solving tool in and of itself.
There is a chance that might be the case, and we can look forward to a future of abundance. But don’t bet on it, says Big Think Chief Economist Daniel Altman. We still have to work at the little things.