The difference between technology and an artifact is that the former looks forward while the latter looks back.
Technology propels us into the future, challenging us to imagine what’s next and inviting us to take our next step forward into this brave new world.
An artifact pulls us into our past, reminding us where we’ve come from and how much things have changed.
Today’s new technology is tomorrow’s latest artifact. The future is always crashing into our present and instantly becoming the view from our rear view mirror.