Techno-Optimism: The World's Transformation Since the Industrial Revolution

When technology arrived in the 1700s, the shape of the world changed dramatically. A feeling of techno-optimism began to grow and has continued to grow since then in the form of new technologies. But is it about to go too far?

Advances in computing and biotechnology are not only transforming objects, but transforming humans, too.
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