Is this the energy age?

Ideas govern us, not men. Of course men interpret the ideas, and often corrupt them in their translation into action, but nevertheless ideas are the source of the rules and behaviours that govern us.

Every time period is governed by an idea. Longer time periods are governed by big ideas and are usually too hard to identify until the period it well past. For example those who lived in the Bronze Age never knew that it was the bronze age; only through the filter of history did the name of the age become apparent. Achilles never knew he was a Bronze Age man.

Today I think we live in the energy age, as energy defines Continue reading