Companies, industries and the world are continuously remade by technology. A technology that could transform the way your company operates—or put your company out of business—may be in development right now. Yet of the multitudes of products, processes and patents generated each year, only a few have a real impact. Even fewer have a lasting impact. …But what factors give some technologies staying power, while others come and go?… Esther Dyson—technology pundit, investor, conference organizer, and all-around mover and shaker…has developed a theory: Only those technologies with the power to change society are here for the long term; those without that power will soon be gone. Technology Needs to Change Us.