Quote about the the new millenium in New York TimesSaturday, January 1, 2000 Visions: Technology Sprints, but Users Set Their Own Pace New York Times
Technology may leap, but anthropology creeps. Of all the technology lessons from 20th-century America, that one may offer the best guidance for the coming decades. The century did bring countless technical marvels. Sending sounds and pictures across continents through thin air and humans across the ocean in machines heavier than air. Tweaking the nuclei of atoms to light up, or blow up, cities. Going to the moon. In short, the century was one extended physics problem, with the variables of distance, velocity and mass all in play. FLIGHT . . . THE INTERNET 1969 A team at U.C.L.A. sends the first bits of digitized text over an experimental computer network developed by the Defense Department. The recipients are at the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif.
2002-2003 Computer networks will be all-pervasive within two to three years, says John Patrick, vice president for Internet technology at I.B.M. “Things in our vocabulary — such as ‘Call us between 9 to 5, during normal business hours’ — will become artifacts in the next generation.” TELEVISION . . . WIRELESS COMMUNICATION . . . SPACE FLIGHT . . . GENE THERAPY . . . Article from the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/specials/010100mil-tech-leap.html