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Singularity

The fast rise and fall of two industries show the coming singularity. Let’s prepare now.

Summary: A new industrial revolution has begun. Here are two small examples to illustrate what it will be like. Extrapolate these a thousand fold. Then do so again. That’s what will happen in the next 70 years. Let’s start to prepare now. “One conversation centered on the ever accelerating progress of technology and changes in …

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Singularity

Looking at technological singularities in our past & future

Summary:  It becomes increasingly clear that the rate of technological progress might accelerate in the coming years, taking us to an unknown world. Here we look at singularities past and future to help chart a course ahead, avoiding the dangers and seizing the benefits. This is a revised version of a post from 2007, one …

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Do we face secular stagnation or a new industrial revolution?

Summary:  US growth is slowing when it should be accelerating as we shake off the effects of the crash. The possibility of a fifth year of slow growth strengthens fears of stagnation like that afflicting Japan since 1990. Yet there’s good reason to suspect that a new industrial revolution has begun, potentially generating incredible new …

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