take advantage of new technologies risk being left behind. What will be the long-term effects of a shift away from traditional teaching?
These are difficult questions that cannot be completely answered today. But they make it clear that, as science-driven technologies continue to grow in importance, they will transform the ways people communicate, do business, and conduct their lives. The pace of discovery in science is accelerating, as is the pace of technological advance and the adoption of new technologies. Some of the changes that these new technologies cause in human life will be disruptive, but these technologies also offer the potential for great improvements in the quality of our lives.
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