This is a thoughtful read from the New Yorker. It reminds us that the problem with technological evolution is that it is under our control, and we don’t always make the best decisions.
It’s important to remember that technology is an enabler but not normally strategic.
Remember, when technology and its sponsors lead, the cards will eventually come crashing down.
For much of my career, I specialized in delivering radical change, often with Best of Breed or Best Practice technology solutions. Time and time again, I saw directors support big technology programs and eventually they impaled their careers. A large part of the problem emanates from unscrupulous consultants sell false promises.
Be a technology realist, like me.