Game design icon Shigeru Miyamoto once argued that a solution is something that solves at least two problems simultaneously. Anything else is just a problem by a different name. This week in tech news brought forth a number of stories that showed how often companies wanting to solve problems in one area create more problems in areas beyond their control. These cases are becoming emblematic of the age we live in, alive with a frenzy of invention and technofication, whose results are wondrous in one arena and depressingly degrading in others. We're winning and losing simultaneously, everything is getting better and worse all at the same time. Welcome to the future. At least we have jetpacks now. Finally.

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