• Question: How would you describe the development of the modern world over the last 15 years?

    Asked by Crystal to Andrew, Angela, Eleanor, Emma, Withdrawn on 7 Mar 2016.
    • Photo: Andrew Pidgeon

      Andrew Pidgeon answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      It has gone from very slow computers relying on humans to drive them to fully autonomous vehicles, systems and procedures.

    • Photo: Eleanor Sherwen

      Eleanor Sherwen answered on 7 Mar 2016:

      We used to be limited by what was possible with the materials & manufacture methods & computing available. Now we can basically make anything given enough money and energy and time. But the amount of stuff we all own and use has exploded, and it’s not sustainable I don’t think. The limit now isn’t “can we make it?” but “why should we make it?”