A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations - paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on - came to Europe via the Silk Road.
I am shocked that Republicans can't explain why our technological and economic advantages are the result of sound monetary and economic policy.
An artist should know art history. Shock value only lasts so long.
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.