Looking back at photos from just 10 years ago, it's astonishing to see just how much our lives have changed.
Our day-to-day, and even minute-by-minute behaviour and thought processes have undergone subtle changes due to technology, particularly mobile access to the internet and social networks.
It's undeniable that advances in technology have changed us both for better and for worse over the last decade, so how can we be prepared for what's coming next?
Will we be able to tip the balance in our favour and realise technological change as a force for the good?
Awareness of the possibilities, and considering their potential impact so we can prepare, might be as good a start as we can make.
The article below is massively popular with the silicon valley lot, it's probably worth 10 minutes of your time to see what's exciting them.
Observers have noted that many of these new devices are in their “awkward adolescence.” That is because they are in their gestation phase. Like PCs in the 70s, the internet in the 80s, and smartphones in the early 2000s, we are seeing pieces of a future that isn’t quite here. But the future is coming: markets go up and down, and excitement ebbs and flows, but computing technology marches steadily forward.