As the Internet of things advances, the very notion of a clear dividing line between reality and virtual reality becomes blurred, sometimes in creative ways.
The most important innovators often don't need any technologies - just imagination and acute sensitivity to people's needs.
Deeper fulfilment is rather different from the happiness of seeing a good film or watching your team win at football, and it doesn't come at the push of a button.
In Britain, polls show large majorities in favour of mansion taxes and higher taxes on the finance sector.
One effect of an individualistic culture that's poor at instilling mutual respect is that people jump more quickly to anger or violence.