Much like the old renaissance, this new one would be the result of the convergence of scientific discoveries and technological advances which cause a dramatic shift in how we see and interact with the world.
Just as the Old Renaissance Gave Us The New Renaissance Gives Us The Printing Press The Internet Perspective Painting Fractals The Spencerian Sonnet (extended metaphor) Hypertext The Novel Virtual Reality (Gaming)
- The printing press allowed one person to communicate with the masses easily, the internet allows the masses to communicate.
- Perspective painting allowed liberated the image from its two dimensional medium. Fractals liberate geometry from abstract Euclidian forms so we can better model the natural world.
- The Spencerian Sonnet allowed presented us with the extended metaphor where two unrelated things are linked by comparison, hyperlinks allow us to relate anything to anything else.
- The novel allowed us to have a fully immersive experience as an observer, gaming and virtual reality allow us to have a fully immersive experience as participants.
If we are in fact, on the verge of a new Renaissance, why can't we have a new Reformation too? That's what I'm hoping for. A cultural shift that revitalizes the Church and empowers individual believers.