At the end of World War II. America was more united than it has ever been. The war against the Axis powers united Americans in a common cause for freedom. Issues of race and slavery that are so contentious today were buried in the background. Today American is deeply divided and and race plays an important role, but not the only one. This class applies the disciplines of history, economics, political science and engineering for highlighting converging forces that have denigrated government and eviscerated post World War II unity. Whereas Americans were once proud of their government which was admired across the globe, today Americans are distrustful of our democracry and contemptuous of government initiatives. The contentious landscape of today has created a pathway for the introduction of new technologies that are certain to transform every aspect of life. This landscape means new technology will invade our society with little if any, resisitance or control for better or for worst.