We see tons of promises for new technology. Some are overhyped; some are truly game-changing. Here’s our take.

Rob Spiegel

March 8, 2022

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Our job at Design News is to attempt to blow away the chaff and reveal the kernels of truth in emerging technology. Sometimes we’re overcritical, sometimes we're overly ga-ga. We try to hit the Goldilocks spot by identifying the technology that is likely to make a difference in your work life.

Here’s our take on what technology is getting overhyped and what technology delivers on its promise.

About the Author(s)

Rob Spiegel

Rob Spiegel serves as a senior editor for Design News. He started with Design News in 2002 as a freelancer and hired on full-time in 2011. He covers automation, manufacturing, 3D printing, robotics, AI, and more.

Prior to Design News, he worked as a senior editor for Electronic News and Ecommerce Business. He has contributed to a wide range of industrial technology publications, including Automation World, Supply Chain Management Review, and Logistics Management. He is the author of six books.

Before covering technology, Rob spent 10 years as publisher and owner of Chile Pepper Magazine, a national consumer food publication.

As well as writing for Design News, Rob also participates in IME shows, webinars, and ebooks.

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