Pace of change and our ability to accept it.
There have been many discussions and grumblings in the Western
world about the ever increasing pace of change and the ability
of the brain to accept it. The Internet (something uninteresting
that the American Military was developing) suddenly became a
required household feature. Digital Mobile Phones suddenly give
new meaning to taking photographs and all those gimmicks from
James Bond Movies have long since been incorporated, accepted
and forgotten about in daily life.
When in 10 A.D., Roman Engineer Julius Sextus Frontinus said,
"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no
hope for further developments