Enrique Dans
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Enrique Dans

Technology and perspective

Jordi Benítez, from Spanish finance monthly Capital, asked me for a column on the occasion of the publication’s 200th edition, in which I tried to apply a little perspective to the technological evolution of this century (pdf in Spanish).

Jordi joined Capital back in 2000, just as I was returning from California after finishing a four-year stay to obtain my doctorate. We have collaborated on many occasions, and the column represented the opportunity to review seventeen vibrant and dynamic years.

How to summarize seventeen years in which I have written every single day? I decided to use as evolutionary references three moments I consider especially significant: the the dotcom boom and bust, resistance to change by established industries, and finally, emergence of machine learning.

Here is the full text of my column:

(En español, aquí)

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