From time to time, even though it seems to occur more frequently these days, I think about the persistence of things. How development is continuously accelerating in the modern world. To me this is like a double edged sword, it’s both comforting and unsettling. Comforting that we as humans continuously improve and develop our methods and technologies. Unsettling because I know much of the development is in directions that I don’t approve of: more intricate and capable weapons and methods of surveillance. Yet somehow we manage to survive and thrive in our lives. Life finds a way, I guess.