been copying for hundreds of years. Only in the 16th century was the printing press used in new ways, helping to inaugurate religious and scientific revolutions. “I am optimistic,” he said. “I believe that these new methods [will] create local, national, and global communities that will have their impact. But it is not coming overnight. We are just in the beginning.” Bangladeshis now have a mobile device in their hands with the same computing capacity as the Apollo moon lander. “It takes time before we are going to see all these human and social impacts, [but] we have good reasons to expect that many of them will be possible.”

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