I'm reading the World is Flat an I've been looking and listening to various podcasts and videos connected with technology and teaching. I get this tremendous sense that we are stumbling into brilliance, tripping over this new technology and landing not just on our feet, but into a some wonderland of infinite possibilities.
In a sense, I'm already annoyed about how the future will view this period, for them it will be yawn - worthy, hardly worth mentioning. Just as we take for granted clean water, electricity and mass communication.
The good news, however, is that we can use this grace period in a way that those before us couldn't. These developments don't depend on some power station far away or a transmitter beyond the horizon. It comes from the strokes on your keyboard. It will depend on what you decide to add to the net, not want some guy in your nation's capital or financial centre decided you thought you'd like.