We currently live at the apex of 21st century technology; or so we'll keep saying until the next-big-thing comes around which turns the world on its head, and there again we will stagnate, floundering at the "pinnacle of progress" waiting for the next Silicon Valley genius in a T-Shirt to saunter in and present the newest revolution. Mankind has built itself on exponential progress, moving from zenith to zenith. From stone tools to bronze, iron, silicon... we harness and refine the materials around us to make our lives easier. Along the way we have created ourselves societies dependent on these luxuries, but the costs and implications are far reaching. Setting aside the obvious evolution of weaponry from clubs to swords, pole-arms, into siege weaponry, firearms, and missiles... setting aside even travel and medicine... the social dynamics of our world are fundamentally different with each passing generation, the progress going faster and faster as we speak. Our generation is one of communication. We are in the age of information. This has not come without a price however, and the ethics of what we are doing must be considered and weighed.
My name is Jeffrey Hepburn, and I'm a young writer, graphic design artist, and aspiring filmmaker.