The humbling truth about the limits of innovation | Curio

The humbling truth about the limits of innovation

10 mins | May 20, 2020

How do promises of rocket planes and ageing cures sit with our failure to stop coronavirus? "I have no grounds to ridicule the authors. I did not foresee the coronavirus pandemic, nor did I grasp its seriousness when it began. The Future Is Faster Than You Think is still worth reading, if only to show how far, as societies, we have fallen short of our potential." Financial Times' columnist, Michael Skapinker, explores how some books' depiction of our future have fallen considerably short of what they originally envisioned.

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From Financial Times