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Technology plus ça change plus c’est la même chose

In technology on September 10, 2009 at 5:23 pm

This is a quick response to an article http://www.digitaltonto.com/archives/124  about 3 trends that will change the world over the next decade (NOT).

Unlimited Bandwidth, Quantum computing, synergies between technologies and appliances

About 25 years ago my research topic was point contact Josephson junctions. The basis for quantum computing. It may be a little longer. However the technology will continue to advance even if quantum computing, and room temperature superconductors are not yet available.

 

However, the big issue is use of technology by people and business, about 15 years ago we were signing up organisations to electronic data interchange (EDI), and B2B transactions have not yet moved on very far.

We have around 1 million people that have purchased electronically through our network (http://www.uk-plc.net), and are still struggling to get full take up by public sector bodies. It is possible to purchase everything electronically and do away with paper. However, the change over has now taken 20 years and counting.

By contrast startups in the UK are now almost all created electronically and we have formed around 200,000 companies.

So individuals and small businesses are leading the way as usual, and we need to help large organisations to make the change into an electronic age.

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