For anyone who’d like to play, two questions:
- What technology or product that has come to market in the last five years most indispensable to you? And, for extra points, what, if anything, did it replace?
- What technology or product most recently made you say “Wow”. It has to be something you can buy or use, not just some onanistic New Scientist article about the umpteenth almost moment for, say, nuclear fusion based on cat entrails or something.
I’ll start: iPhone. As Marc Andreessen likes to say, it still feels like it fell through a wormhole in space. It is also the product I could least imagine doing without.
I can’t honestly think of anything since that has had that effect. Anyone have ideas?