How does that follow?
How do you get from "the fabric of our communication" to "deepening inequality and contested terrain"? Is that some implication you see in the base quote, or does it derive from a conviction that humans can't interact in any other ways?
Many technologists are aware of the problems of current inequalities and the danger of widening the gap, and are applying their technologies to resist. A fascinating study was done recently using the "One Laptop Per Child" systems: a box of OLPCs were dropped into a village without instructions or instructors. The children figured out how to use the devices themselves!
Even more exciting than the experimental result is the mere fact that the experiment was done: technologists striving to find the most effective ways to eliminate the inequalities.
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