Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach der Ältere, painted in 1528
 

Facebook Live: Donald Trump & Martin Luther

Posted March 1st 2017
 

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Thesis on the door of the Cathedral of Wittenberg. It was an event that changed the world - but it was an event driven by technology.

The cutting edge tech for Martin Luther was the printing press, invented in 1452. It allowed Luther (and anyone else) to print, publish and distribute whatever they liked. They didn't need approval for anyone. It leveled the playing field, and, the tech, married to Luther's ideas, changed the world.

The iPhone is the 21st Century equivalent of the printing press. It too allows anyone to publish (in video) whatever they like. They don't need the approval of anyone. And, like Luther, marry the tech to a great idea and anyone could once again change the world.

 


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