The technology that unites us can also divide us

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Mark Andreessen and Meg Whitman, two people who ought to know, were recently asked whether “technology creates inequality.” Their answer was a resounding “no.” They were asked the wrong question.

Andreessen is the entrepreneur who co-founded Netscape and has made millions selling his companies to business giants. Whitman heads Hewlett Packard Enterprise. They not only embrace change, but bring it into our everyday lives.

The question should be: Is technology leaving some people behind?

Technology manifests in satisfying human wants — even some wants we didn’t know we had. Many take for granted that…

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