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Silicon Valley is stalling out as the pace of innovation slows down — and it could be a good thing for humanity (AAPL, MSFT, GOOGL, FB)

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Silicon Valley is stalling out as the pace of innovation slows down — and it could be a good thing for humanity (AAPL, MSFT, GOOGL, FB)

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It is a time of great tech stagnation, in part due to the scandals that have rocked Silicon Valley over the last year.  Part of the stagnation, too, is that current technology is stalling out, and the next wave just isn't ready yet. After a decade-plus of the tech industry causing near-constant disruption and turmoil, the lull is offering the world a much-needed break to consider how technology is affecting society and to try to figure out what to do about it.


Apple's WWDC developer conference this week marked the conclusion of the period each year when some of the biggest technology companies lay out their agendas for the future of their platforms.  

Compared with past years, the message from Silicon Valley was far more muted this time around. Last year, for example, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple were all focused on the next big things in technology, each in its own way laying the foundation for the inevitable death of the smartphone.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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