New technology narrows the line between physical and spiritual reality. Social networks are becoming as important to our daily life, more important in some cases, as the country, state, or city we live in. Online, individuals can often overcome artificial borders erected and enforced by governments that restrict the flow of people, goods, and ideas.
An efficient health care system must enhance the ability of medical professionals and their patients to make informed choices about the adoption and use of new technologies, even when insurers do not explicitly provide reimbursement for these new technologies.
Similarly, improvements in DSL (digital subscriber line) technology have extended the life of copper telephone lines, which can now offer download speeds of 15 megabytes per second, making copper-wire services competitive with newer cable and fiber networks.
In my recent book for the British Council, Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching , I argue …