With global warming, nuclear tension, and national security scandals plaguing the news, the world just doesn't seem like a very friendly place right now. Fortunately, we live in a golden age of wonder technology, such as Roombas and frogurt. So it stands to reason that we're better prepared than ever before in human history to deal with these dire challenges, huh?
Ahem, no. In fact, many of civilization's problems are being addressed with solutions that, at the latest, were developed when Abraham Lincoln was in office. In what ways are we turning back the technological clock? Well ...
4 Russia is Reverting to Typewriters to Ward off Cyber Attacks
In light of all the recent NSA and Internet spying headlines, the Russian government has turned to typewriters for the preparation and storage of sensitive documents. For the benefit of our younger readers, typewriters are 19th century devices left over from an era when the only reason to learn how to type was to pursue a career in public records (and not to call your friend a dick-basket on Facebook).