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Is the next economic boom a tech revolution? Question posed by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic online

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2010/12/is-the-next-economic-boom-another-tech-revolution/68066

Interesting theory -

One story that could emerge from the rubble of the recession is a generation of new Web entrepreneurs harnessing the Web's low-barrier, wide-access potential to create ever cheaper, easier, more efficient ways to participate in the service economy. That means monitoring our money, monitoring our health records, finding an internship or job, communicating with friends, making presentations for work, managing work flow and worker productivity, and the list goes on. Even better, in a global economy, an American edge in Web-based service products could make us tens of billions every year in licensing and service exports overseas.

Today, three of the top four companies in the company are Apple, Microsoft and Google -- three firms that represent the pinnacle of mobile hardware and software for the home and office. You don't need to be a futurist to see the potential for another tech-powered recovery.

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 6:47 PM on Dec. 16, 2010 in Technology

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Answers (2)
  • Absolutely! Certainly looks like it, doesn't it?
    silhouettes79

    Answer by silhouettes79 at 1:49 AM on Dec. 17, 2010

  • I think it is already starting. How many of us already do our banking/bill paying online; our shopping rather than deal with traffic, invisible or discourteous sales personnel, long lines, parking, inconvenient store hours; take classes and get degrees; do research; communicate with friends and family; make appointments; play games, etc. My worry is that the government will see the potential and step in and either regulate it or tax it to death like they do everything else and destroy its potential to spur the recovery.
    ChezBelle

    Answer by ChezBelle at 5:31 PM on Dec. 17, 2010

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