A Decade in Technology: The Greatest Misses and Let-Downs of the 2010s

This article was originally published on Wonk Bridge

As we’ve paid heed to the continual ramping up of the pace in technological development — up until the point of actuarial escape velocity, and beyond — we’ve seen new technologies arrive into our lives with incredible frequency and often spectacular consequences.

As often as not, they then recede from our attentions with rather less spectacle. The technologies that have failed to ‘hit’ in the 2010s failed for a variety of reasons — a…