Stephen, one of our HiFi Family members, sent the following to me after reading yesterday's post about Artificial Intelligence.
"May I call your attention to a set of rules Douglas Adams came up with to describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything that’s invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
From ’The Salmon of Doubt’, Pan Macmillan, London, 2002 pp 95.