Modern Technology: Our Invisible Context

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Modern Technology: Our Invisible Context
Modern technology stands at a number of turning points where previous research is now being realized as physical products, bought or used by people to do their work and express their personalities. Some of modern technology's accomplishments are incredible, some are banal, and few of them were predicted in advance. Society-changing modifications in technology have been made almost casually, with little public debate.
Modern computers are a good example. Back in the late 1940s, when the first electronic computers were assembled, it was thought that no ordinary person would ever have a use for a machine like that. And they probably wouldn't have had a use for it; for one thing, the computers of those...
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