2020
DOI: 10.17265/2159-5526/2020.02.006
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Bob Johnson

Abstract: Electronic machines in the guise of digital computers have transformed our world-social, family, commerce, and politics-although not yet health. Each iteration spawns expectations of yet more astonishing wonders. We wait for the next unbelievable invention to fall into our lap, possibly without limit. How realistic is this? What are the limits, and have we now reached them? A recent survey in The Economist suggests that we have. It describes cycles of misery, where inflated expectations are inevitably followed…

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