However over 50% of googles frontpage for sci/tech is dominated by IT, the rest being mainly space stories. And this is roughly true for other news sources I have seen.
So IT is seen as the dominating technology of the age, probably because of its pervaisiveness and the need of its users to keep up to date in order to deal with threats such as viruses.
Which lead me to wonder when IT would stop being the 'technology of the age'? Some people around the turn of the millenium are suggesting that biotechnology will be the next growth area, and I have definately seen some of this in academia.
However we have not finished IT, the Zenith of which must be hard AI (as intelligence is a very good way of dealing with information).
Also how will biotechnology filter out to the masses? Will we grow bio-engineered trees to provide us with medicines and food or will it be solely the domain of big business. If so, it is unlikely that it will come to dominate our way of thinking and media as has IT.
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