Illustration by Nicholas Willsher

The only technology question is: why?

We have come a long way in the last few hundred years. By all accountants we’ve done some astronomically impressive technological progress in the last 80. Of course I’m talking about Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, Tim Berners-lee, and the many many others (too many to list here) that have heralded the digital age.

Even if Moore’s law doesn’t continue to hold true, we seem to be on a trajectory, or at…