Nicholas Thompson on Wired’s 25th Anniversary festival and a trio of CEO interviews. Jeff Weiner:
Every week there’s another headline that is talking about how some of this stuff is going in the wrong direction. And technology certainly didn’t create tribalism, tribalism is a part of human nature, it protects us. The whole idea of in-groups keeps us safe and secure.
If it’s human nature, then what’s the problem?
But technology is dramatically accelerating and reinforcing tribalism at a time when increasingly we need to be coming together as a society—and you can talk about society in a town, a city, a state, a country, the world—when we increasingly need to be coming together to solve some pretty big challenges.