Be honest: technology doesn't always make our lives better.
There's often a lot of slamming of keys, yelling at inanimate glowing objects or shaking of controls.
It's not pretty, but that's what happens.
Often times the tech world gets caught up in grandiose ideas that are great in theory, but end up being too fussy or being way beyond the reach of us ordinary folk. What happens in the end? Unnecessary complication.
Yet, there's a glimmer of hope on the horizon. Players like Google, IBM and Microsoft are starting to fill the gaps by simplifying processes and making information open for anyone to use and learn from.
Making technology that's accessible and complementary to the everyday? That's the kind of innovation we want to see, especially in a world where tech gets so smart that it's just too expensive to actually use.
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