Coronavirus Is Bringing Back the Forgotten Tech Trends of 2012

MOOCs, 3D printers, and smart thermometers are having another moment

Will Oremus
OneZero

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Photo: James Leynse/Getty Images

EEight years ago this month, Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun brashly prophesied that education as we know it would be upended by massive, open, online courses, or MOOCs. That same month — March 2012 — a startup called Kinsa invented a “smart…

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