Chapter 5. Technology’s Influence: Past, Present, and Future

At this point, you may be thinking that technology has caused more harm than good. Granted, some of these glitches do read like a spy thriller or the makings of a cineplex blockbuster, but it’s not all doom and gloom. After all, technology is the reason why we have electric power, clean water, public transportation, and so on.

There’s no denying that the IT sector has been an engine for wealth creation and will continue to fuel the global economy for the foreseeable future. However, being able to maximize the rewards from this industry is not a given. It will require a closer look at where we are, where we’ve been, and what can potentially hold us back from where we want to go.

This ...

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