I read a fascinating article on CNet featuring Peter Thiel's opinion that tech innovation has stalled. When I first read the headline, I thought this must be yet another crackpot tech journalist that is spouting off some new nonsense. But after reading the article, I agree 100% with his opinions.
He is basically stating that while electronics related tech (Computers, the Internet, etc.) is still expanding at a rapid pace, the rest of the tech world is not. We are still using petroleum based fuel way too much. Space innovation is very slow compared to 40 years ago. Our governments still use ancient processes and 'technology' to get things done, for the most part.
Peter Thiel is postulating that we live in a society that has lost interest in science and technology. I think I agree. And I think I know why.