One could imagine technological innovation going the other way around where we had a functioning Internet but no air travel. Maybe we would have done a much better job creating virtual meetings and conferences.
Suppose you had to choose a world to live in:
- Jets but no 'net. We know what this world looked like.
- Net but no jets. We can only imagine.
Which one would you choose?
[This question came from a discussion with Paul Royal, a Georgia Tech research scientist in Information Security. We chose different answers.]