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Think Technology Will March Ever Forward? Look At History
"We tend to think of technological evolution as an exponential curve that starts out more-or-less flat in the early Stone Age and accelerates towards the present. But the idea that we are becoming ever more inventive may be an illusion. ... In fact, over the whole of human history, we have probably lost more innovations than we now possess."
New Scientist 10/04/12
Posted October 5, 2012 12:50 AM
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