Grandpa was Wrong

by Larry Emmott on March 31, 2020

in Future Tech

My grandfather was a dentist practicing in Canada over one hundred years ago. At that time there was an amazing new technology that many dentists were just starting to use. However, according to my grandfather, the technology was really just a trick to fool patients. That technology was X-Ray.

Today we look back on the past and have a hard time believing that people could have been so wrong. How could a dentist not see the value in what we now consider an essential diagnostic device? Like many well-educated and successful people he was suffering from early user cognitive dissonance. On the other hand today we are bombarded with new technology and the reaction from many dentists is just like my grandfather. What will they think of us one hundred years from today?

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