Mankind has always been shaped by technology. From the harnessing of fire and the invention of the wheel, to the spread of the steam-powered locomotive, technology and innovation have continually redefined our lives. This rate of change continues exponentially. Think about how many disruptive technologies were introduced in the past centurycars, television, containerized shipping, cell phones, the Internetand consider how widespread their impact has been. Is it any surprise we are in the midst of today's economic upheaval? While one could argue that greed and lack of government oversight got us into trouble in recent years, I'd suggest that…
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