Looking at Technology and Society From a Decade Perspective
We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.
—Bill Gates, The Road Ahead (1996)
I made my first email account in 1998 with Yahoo! when I was in grade school in the Philippines. I made one using Internet Explorer on a school computer running Windows 98 that accessed the Internet through a dial-up connection. A full 20 years ago as of this writing.
2008 was the rise of the social revolution, 1.5 years after Facebook allowed everyone ages 13+ on the network, a year after Twitter was created. It was also a year after Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone. A full 10 years ago as of this writing.
Today, it’s 2018 and things on the come-up are: the blockchain and cryptocurrency, virtual and augmented reality, AI and machine learning, and CRISPR (gene...
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