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Tablet or toilet? How transformative has the computer age really been?


Boyce, J, Tablet or toilet? How transformative has the computer age really been?, The Monthly, Schwartz Media, Australia, November (2017) [Magazine Article]

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On 20 July, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull gave a speech to the Economic and Social Outlook Conference, in which his understanding of the history of technology provided the foundation for his vision for Australia: "We are living in a time where the pace and scale of change is utterly unprecedented throughout all of human history. Last week at the G20, I was proud to represent Australia as the largest economies of the world considered how to navigate the future under these conditions of rapid and, indeed, accelerating change We must not forget how rapid this change has been Most of these big internet companies these giants which are dominating the global economic landscape and in so many ways are redefining the way we do business, the way we interact, the way we connect would, if they were humans, still be at school, many of them, in fact, at primary school. This is very, very rapid change."

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:history, technology, Australia
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Australian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Australia's past
UTAS Author:Boyce, J (Mr James Boyce)
ID Code:135675
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2019-11-07
Last Modified:2019-11-21

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