Having turned 30 last year, I don't feel much different than a couple of years ago, nor do I feel any adverse effects of aging as yet. Still, what one can witness on social media is that a) 30 is a milestone that 40 once was and b) it is an occasion to take the time out and reevaluate your life as well as recognize your achievements.
In 2014, tech billionaire Sean Parker announced he would invest $9.3 million dollars in Brigade, a new company that aims to "use social media to transform politics" and reignite civic engagement and activism in American life. On Wednesday, the new company finally gave the public a sense of how Brigade will actually work by releasing its first app.
I see technology as I would a developing person who is transitioning from adolescence into adulthood. Much like a person's early life, these first 20 years have been filled with rapid development, exuberance, awkwardness, impulsivity, excess, impatience, a lack of wisdom and perspective, and missteps.