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Technology Reconnaissance: A New Role for Continuity

Written by  Matt Doernhoefer, CBCP

NEW TECHNOLOGY Technological progress is a wonderful thing. It allows us to change the world more with each passing year. We have instant communications, unbelievably fast data-processing, advanced materials, and design capabilities that yesterday’s engineers could only dream of. Today, a child has access to a wealth of information that makes the Library of Alexandria seem like a common bookshelf, and of course, cute cat pictures. Technological advances are also allowing progress to increase at an ever greater rate. According to the US Patent and Trade Office, the number of patent applications has increased three fold in the last 20 years, from around 200,000 to more than 600,000. Furthermore, we are seeing new products faster than ever, a new iPhone every year, computers that double in processing speed every 18 months, an affordable terabyte solid-state hard drive that arose in just three years. These sweeping changes continue to build the promise of