Chapter 10. Closing thoughts
Robert M. Schumacher
It is difficult to say anything these days about the pace of technological innovation that does not seem trite. With no danger of being hyperbolic, the technology revolution has fundamentally, totally, and forever changed humankind. And it will continue to do so. Human factors have played a key role: Pilots fly and land planes more safely than ever, engineers keep power plants running, drivers have fewer accidents, doctors operate with the smallest of incisions, and mobile phone users send billions of text messages every day. These changes have affected not only developed nations but also developing nations, albeit at different velocities. Adapting technology for users to cope with technological ...

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