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Saturday, January 4, 2020

GeekSpeak – Why do technologies fail? Join the discussion on Saturday Jan 4th at 12pm SLT.


There are technologies that disappear simply because the next technology is better.  But some technologies had a big promise but never got anywhere. What happened to carbon nanotubes, nanotechnology, 3d printing?  Where are the personal submarines?  Where is 3d television?  Where is the Segway?

Why were some technologies not repurposed for other uses?  Surely more could have been done with the trebuchet?  Why did the Chinese never use gunpowder for warfare?  Why does nobody have an atomic clock? 

Let’s discuss why some technologies stall for years, or disappear altogether.  What technologies can you think of that should have taken off but never did?
 Start up your steam engines and get to GeekSpeak.  Bring your friends.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a class on meditation in the GeekSpeak auditorium every Wednesday at 1pm SLT, if you have ideas for new subjects.

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