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Find out what the latest technology trends for 1997 are going to be and how it will affect your business.

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What technologies will impact the way we do business in the not-too-distant future? Here, Daniel Burrus, a leading forecaster and author of Technotrends: How to Use Technology to Go Beyond Your Competition (HarperBusiness), predicts the top three technology trends for 1997--and reveals how they will affect your business.

1. The Second Internet

The current Internet gives users quick access to data and theability to send and receive e-mail, but it doesn't transmitaudio, video or extensive graphics very efficiently yet. Enter whatBurrus terms the "second" Internet, which will, onaverage, deliver information about 1,000 times faster than thecurrent Internet. Direct broadcast satellite, cable modems andbroad-band ISDN are just some of the emerging technologies thatwill handle the job, Burrus says.

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