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Such is the scale of change wrought by the current Digital Age that it is being compared with the profound changes that occurred as a result of the invention of printing in the 15th century, and the industrial revolution of the 18th century. Every new wave of technology produces changes. Some of these changes are immediately welcome, and their benefits obvious. Some changes are easy to see and predict. Other changes take time, are less immediately obvious, and are not always welcome. With each change, with each gain, there is some loss.
We are clearly in the middle of massive technology driven change. What then are we losing? Is this loss an inevitable consequence of change? Should we be trying to identify practices and values that ought not to change, or has that horse already bolted?