I recently read an article that tells us, despite even more connectivity and access, the divide between the rural community and the city are even more prevalent than it ever was and it is exhibited in how we are voting this year.
Western Union and AT&T are no longer providing telegraph services, but they are still part of our communications infrastructure. Railways are no longer steam locomotives, but they still transport goods and people all over the nation.
Add to that the telephone, highways, airlines, wireless communication and the internet and we are connected now more than we were before, yet we have divides and fear and judge the other.
Our connections are broken. The more connected we get, the more divided we seem to be.
We hate and fear so readily, and yet, we need each other.
How we better connect the human heart as well as we have connected our communications and transportation infrastructure will require connections of the heart. For thousands of years we have build ports, the roman roads, drawn maps, created aqueducts, canals, railroads, pony express, airplanes, highways, telegraphs, telephones, wireless, internet and I suspect things we could not have imagined are just around the corner.
May we find innovation in connecting our hearts, our values and our humanity.