The Role of Search Engines in Advancement of Education
Read any science fiction story written between 1950 and 1980 and find flying cars, interstellar vehicles equipped with near the speed of light engines, ability to fold space and of course robots.
A contemporary reader may be entertained at first but will soon bump into some disappointingly short-sighted concepts such as printed newspapers and books, huge inter-galactic libraries, information being stored on microfilm and tape recorders and even paper mail delivery.
One thing all these stories have in common is that they all fail to match their vision of our engineering skills to how we will communicate, learn, store and transmit information in the future. In fact nobody anticipated the end of the space exploration era and the start of the information revolution.