You may have noticed that Glenn's focus on technology and our future. Technology is paving the way of the future and each new invention is working towards the change. Today on radio, Glenn compared our current time to the "Dark Ages," and he believes we are headed for a new age of enlightenment and understanding.
The Renaissance period went from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe and followed the Middle Ages. The world headed out of a period of "cultural decline and stagnation", and headed to a new age of learning and discovery
Today, the internet puts the worlds information at your fingertips - and that's just beginning. Listen below to Glenn's powerful analysis as to what our future might hold.
Rough Transcript Below:
GLENN: I don't think we're headed toward the industrial revolution. I think we're entering a period now that could be remembered as a renaissance. And the Dark Ages, the way they were remembered, I believe that we could be entering such a period of -- of enlightenment, that 50 years or 100 years from now, we look back at these days as new Dark Ages. Because the world becomes so free. That's quite a concept.
But when you understand that everything is about to change and it allows people to be totally free and think in totally different ways. I mean, think about what caused the renaissance. The renaissance was really caused by the printing press. Once the printing press was out, people had access to knowledge. They were no longer slaves.
What is the modern-day internet? What is Google, other than a printing press? And unlike the printing press where you had to go to Gutenberg and get it -- or you had to go -- yeah, the Gutenberg printing press. Right? Yeah, instead of going to Gutenberg, you can do it yourself. In a very short period of time, you'll be able to have a bunch of recycled material in your house and a 3D printer. You want new tennis shoes, print them from the recycled material that's in your house already. Print them. You'll be able to print anything you want. It will go beyond the book. It's now print anything that you want.
So should we choose, we're at the beginning of a renaissance. And the church and state, if you will, whatever it is that people worship and those institutions that try to hold on to power, they are going to go through, you know, their period of locking people in the tower and trying to stop it. An inquisition because they'll lose their power. But they lose in the end.
The world is on to something that could be very, very bright. We were talking about the self-driving car earlier today. I will show you some video that will absolutely blow your mind. Blow your mind. Of stuff that has just been released, not at -- remember when you said to go to auto shows and they used to have the concept cars. They're not releasing these now through the auto shows. They're releasing these now through the tech conferences.
That's where they're introducing new cars. Cars are not cars anymore. They're just another thing that's high-tech.
STU: This sounds crazy, but phones are no longer phones.
STU: Yes, they accomplish what a phone did. But they're not phones anymore.
GLENN: Right. I was talking to some people about Oculus. And --
STU: The virtual reality --
GLENN: Yeah, excuse me. They believe that Oculus is the first real new invention since the television for entertainment. Everything else has been based on the television. Your phone is basically a little television.
STU: Right. Like you're getting -- you're streaming from Netflix, but that's just another way of delivering content from your television.
GLENN: And your phone is another screen. Instead of the tube, it's a flat screen. So Oculus is the first big leap out of television. And the way Oculus is being looked at now is, think of Google Glass, the way Google Glass is in front of you all the time. We'll all have glasses, if you want to enjoy Oculus. We'll all have glasses. But everything, just like minority report, on my glasses, if you imagine that you're wearing glasses now, and they wrap around -- you can see periphery vision as well. As you're walking --
STU: Not really though. You're seeing it through the screen. It blocks out completely so --
GLENN: I don't think that's the future. That is now.