The New Math of Technology I Expected By Now

By Craig Damrauer

New Math is an attempt to quantify the world using words and basic math.

When you get right down to it a lot of the 'future' things I saw in cartoons, TV shows and movies while growing up have come true. We have instant food (TV dinner + microwave), video phones and 3D television. Robots help fight our wars (drones) and the cops are armed with guns they can set on stun. So it's helpful to see this as a glass half full kind of scenario. However, there are a few things I'd hoped for that I've yet to see. Here's a small selection.

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/the-new-math-of-technology-i-expected-by-now/251246/