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Technology is turning our future on its head


An early Google employee tests different apps in his recently remodeled San Francisco home. The home's automation system can be accessed by smart phone; the front door has an automated video doorbell. Facebook founder and chief Mark Zuckerberg created the world's largest media owner, with 1.6 billion users, but it does not produce content. DIGITAL technology has quickly knocked some of the world's biggest businesses off their perches and will soon make more radical changes to our everyday lives. Tech experts have been surprised by the speed that consumers have flocked to global online platforms such as Uber and Airbnb, and believe it's only the beginning -- with artificial intelligence and internet-connected homes among the next big growth areas.