why we expect a flying car; or at least a functioning HUD

Posted by on March 13th, 2008 in where's my alien dancing girls

rates of change

Look at the pic for a minute. Absorb it. This is why we expect/demand a shiny new future; we are used to it. Continual change is our constant. You’d almost expect riots if computer’s stopped getting faster every year and gadgets getting smaller and cheaper. Moore’s Law becomes Moore’s Revenge?

 

Now go read Mr Stross’s thoughts on this, as he explains just why “trying to second-guess the near future is increasingly impossible”.

 

Then click thru the source of the above graph, the Economist article, and read all about how the Leap Frog Nations are ramping up with all the new tech.

 

OK, you can go back to your cat now.

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