There are two main takeaways from this set of panels:
- Notice the lack of clear relationship between technology and social change;
- The tremendous acceleration in technological change in extremely short periods of times—we move from changes over hundreds of years; down to changes in generations; down to changes in 2-5 years—the norm now.
Remember—when you were in Elementary School, you didn’t have Facebook because it wasn’t built yet. You might feel like a dinosaur, but you’re not that old—it’s just that the changes are happening so fast.
Feel free to send in other contributions to add to this timeline, especially in regards to social games, since that’s not an area I’m into or familiar with.