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Old May 13 2012, 09:05 PM   #18
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Re: David Brin's latest novel, and a TED talk

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The real fantasy here is linear thinking in technology which is demonstrably false.
First I heard of this. Care for a demonstration?
There's a lot of information to cover, and I'd refer you to detailed books on the subject. Here's a history of accelerating change by John Smart, which has links to books and sites, which supply graphs and mathematical evidence on the subject.

The wikipedia entry:

10 drivers of accelerated change:

Rand report on accelerated change:

THE GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends and Their Synergies with Information Technology by 2015
You cannot go against nature
Because when you do
Go against nature
It's part of nature too

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