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The Singularity: Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

There really is a chance that some of the great scientific innovations that tech evangelists have been talking about will come true. But we can't count on them.

We have heard many pronouncements about how technology will profoundly change our lives in the future, so many pronouncements, in fact, that technology has become a 21st century panacea. It is the answer to all of our problems. It is a problem-solving tool in and of itself. 

There is a chance that might be the case, and we can look forward to a future of abundance. But don’t bet on it, says Big Think Chief Economist Daniel Altman. We still have to work at the little things. 

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