Chapter 3. A Well-Lived (Digital) Life

“Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America’s economic, political, and social life.”

—Bill Clinton, August 2000

Bill Clinton, love him or hate him, was right about the Internet. It has changed our economic, political, and social life. However, it’s healthy to remember that the Internet is built on basic human experiences. We are still born, we live, and we die. Life itself has not changed, but the way we experience that life is changing radically. Technology and the Internet are fundamentally changing the ways that we communicate, create, learn, and work. And as we shall see, this technology ...

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