Posted Jun 19, 2008 11:17 UTC (Thu) by Hanno
In reply to: Kurzweil
Parent article: The Kernel Hacker's Bookshelf: Ultimate Physical Limits of Computation
You missed the book suggestion
I read it and found it interesting and tiring.
the exponential growth we are seeing now
...would only be "exponential" if it continued. Previously in history, humanity experienced a short period of exponential growth in steam, plastics, atomic power. Where is that exponential innovation now?
Painting this as a trend for two billion years is the result of cherrypicking datapoints.
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