The Future of Technology (The Economist)

The Future of Technology (The Economist)


From the commercial revolution to the railway age, in the course of the period of electrification, the appearance of mass construction, and eventually to the data age, a similar trend retains repeating itself. an exhilarating, brilliant part of innovation and monetary hypothesis is via a crash, and then starts off an extended, extra stately interval in which the expertise is really deployed properly. 

This number of surveys and articles from The Economist examines how a long way know-how has come and the place it's heading.

Part one appears at subject matters equivalent to the “greying” (maturing) of IT, the turning out to be value of defense, the increase of outsourcing, and the problem of complexity, all of that have extra to do with implementation than innovation. 

Part appears to be like on the shift from company computing in the direction of client expertise, wherein new applied sciences now look first in shopper instruments comparable to cell phones. subject matters lined will comprise the emergence of the cellular phone because the “digital Swiss military knife”; the increase of electronic cameras, which now outsell film-based ones; the growing to be measurement and value of the video games and its ever-closer hyperlinks with different extra conventional components of the leisure undefined; and the social impression of applied sciences similar to textual content messaging, wireless, and digital camera phones. 

Part 3 considers which know-how will lead the subsequent nice section of technological disruption and makes a speciality of biotechnology, power expertise, and nanotechnology.

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