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world-changing tech

The MIT Review lists 10 Technologies that will change the world. Hm. I'm always skeptical of far-reaching predictions like these. I keep thinking back to really simple things, like email, which were never considered "revolutionary" (and even now it's not given it's proper due)... they just happened. Things like email changed the world, and no one noticed, but suddenly you can't go back to the way it was before. Some of the technologies listed in the article might reach that status, but some will simply sound cool and remain achievements available only for the few rich. IMO, a technology changes the world when it's accessible to everyone.

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on January 20 2003 at 6:09 PM

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