To study history and philosophy was to understand how to use the past, to project into the future. When technology moved along at a snails pace, planning using the recent past, and even the distant past was a reasonable proposition. Now, as technology permeates society, the more effect it has on our daily lives, the more unpredictable our daily lives become. The governments we live under now are antiquated. We keep marching ahead full speed, and nobody has enough control of the beast to back off, and make an evaluation of the situation. We just keep marching full speed into the future, answering the call of market capital. Pretty soon, we wont be able to even function without nanny algorithms.