Hype concept.

New year, new decade and new (but same) predictions.

It’s that time again, folks.

As we enter another year, the tired old “techno hype tropes” are hanging around like the endless haze of bushfire smoke in an Australian summer.

There’s a well-followed formula with each headline or caption. I’m sure you’ve seen it many times and can spot it a mile off if you care to look.

Usually “such-and-such” technology “may”, or “could”, or “might”, lead to “such-and-such” amazing benefit, at some unspecified point ...

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  • Jörg Frommeyer

    February 07, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I really enjoyed reading the article. We are witnessing the “demystification” of technology. “Artificial Intelligence” is not (yet) beating “Human Intelligence”. Technology itself will not disrupt transportation industry, but of course is an important enabler for more efficient supply-chains. Just my 5 cents of wisdom..

    • Russ Wood

      February 07, 2020 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks for the feedback [email protected]. Your observations I think are spot on. Glad you enjoyed it and many thanks again!