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?

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