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Technology has yet to overcome the transport obstacle course

In the past 150 years the development of communications technology, from the telegraph and telephone to satellite and GPS, has been progressively annihilating distance. It is already old hat for business persons to teleconference around the world, meeting only in cyberspace, but although we know this, we seem unable to follow the same line of technological evolution to its rational conclusion - that the tremendous success of the mobile telephone marks the beginning, not so much of mobility ...

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