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Old May 20 2012, 08:59 PM   #113
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Re: What are your top 5 technologies of the next 15 years?

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Human evolution has nothing to do with technological spread.
Nonsense. Show me an early ape who can manage post-19th century technology in a meaningful way. Cultural evolution is even faster than biological evolution, and both are intertwined, influencing and influenced by technology...fire, agriculture, factories, light bulbs, nuclear power, space...today in industrialized nations, social interactions are influenced even more directly by it.

Do you really think it's taken this long for the technology of clean water to reach the entire planet? The only reason the companies you mentioned are doing it now is for publicity.
So you dispute that the companies can do what they set out to? Because it's happening regardless. Does it matter that they are trying to make a profit by opening up a HUGE market? I would expect them to do that.
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