Whether you think it is a boom or a bubble, the surge in tech stocks has focused minds on how technology can impact our lives. But stock prices are volatile and for all we know, there could be a horrible correction in the tech sector someday. After all, that happened when the infamous tech bubble burst at the turn of the century. However, while billions of dollars of market valuation were wiped out then, the actual scientific advances and resulting innovations continued to grow, eventually triggering transformational changes in whole industries — and creating true value in the market.

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