William Gibson On The Unintended Effects of Technology

“The intended effects of new technology are nothing compared to the unintended effects… the Internet is an accident. When you put a US Defense Department think tank together with a bunch of acid heads in California, you get this big thing. Nobody planned it. If we had planned it, they wouldn’t have let us do it… if somebody had showed up in 1960 and said ‘this is what we’re going to do.. it’s going to do everything and it’s going to put pornography in your daughter’s bedroom…’ it wouldn’t have been allowed.”

– William Gibson

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