Those ships that brought most people's ancestors to where they live now are technology.
And they were built for economic profit. If the same were true of manned space travel we'd have a colony on the moon by now. "Wanderlust" already takes us to the extreme points of our planet and boundaries of the solar system.
how did the database of donors for The Clinton Foundation get stolen?
Why wouldn't a charitable it-takes-a-global-village foundation publicly list its donors? So it's closely connected to the Sec of State and, um, never mind.
Human technologies have evolved orders of magnitude faster than the human brain has.
I think you're conflating genetic evolution with cultural evolution. I believe some human cultures have evolved at (or close to) pace with technology and some haven't. Cultural evolution involves increasing awareness of the (let's call it) limitations of genetically derived behavior and attempts to accommodate for it. Some human cultures may not be enough to ensure survival. It remains to be seen...
rather than the State Representative's cousin Bubba Gump or this guy from the Sunday school class
Hiring could be a revolving door with industry or whatever buzzword and acronym (see summary) generating criteria the industry uses - their management often isn't much better. Managers who poorly manage large projects still have that mystical experience. Same goes for the company.
it wasn't intentional
It was also somewhat out in the open. This goes beyond Mrs. Clinton's actions and points to wider gross incompetence in the State Dept's IT management.
changing the character limit to find some sort of sweet spot
I think the sweet spot is the maximum tolerable size of a broadcast message competing, as it were, with others. Like a smartphone, too small leaves out too much and too large is too unwieldy.
Work your way up to VP of Search at Google
Yeah, no. That's kind of the next step before Profit! I've never been fully clear what unique contributions these types make on their "way up" that in any way justifies their compensation. Especially the higher you go; was there really no other person who couldn't have accomplished the same thing for less - a lot less?
Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."