‘Active curiosity—and a certain degree of futzing with the technological systems we encounter—is culturally overdue. “The need to have a more calm, tinkering approach to technologies is going to be very, very important,” he said. “I think also the idea that we need to build in the understanding from the outside that our systems are going to be buggy.”
“Especially now, if people realize more explicitly that we’re in this new age of incomprehensibility,” he added. “That abdication of responsibility is too easy, to say, ‘Oh, I don’t know what I’m doing. Everything is magical and I don’t understand it.”‘ The Age of entanglement
Read the article in The Atlantic linked above. You may decide to order the book for your holiday reading and you may notice today how life changes if you assume your technology will fail and you will need to futz with it for a portion of your day; and no, it is not magical. Just overcomplicated for us all.
This Daily Stillness has been recycled from previously published ones:
• #tds519 Futzing as a skill for stillness (Nov 30, 2016)