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This is the archive for May 2005

Thursday, May 19, 2005

The founders of Intel both have their own laws now. Gordon Moore is famous for his law about the capacity and speed of computers doubling every 18 months, a law which has held up remarkably well for a long time.

Well now, co-founder Andy Grove has his own law:
"Technology will always win. You can delay technology by legal interference, but technology will flow around legal barriers".

I whole-heartedly agree. And though I might say that I'm here to help it, the truth is, it doesn't need my help.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

This blog has a long political "heritage", if you want to call it that. But advancement is the antithesis of politics. I'm here to talk about more, so much more, than politics. Things that will make politics a distant, slightly odd, memory.

Technology is number three in my "big four" topics. It, like all the others, has ramifications for the other three. I'll be listing, as much for my own benefit as yours, those areas of technology - I'll call them "Advancement Tech" - that I think pertain to the other three in ways that have the potential to advance the human race in ways unimaginable to us now. All of those I list pertain to each area.

I'll post them in a series of four articles over the next week or so, the next three each pertaining to one of the areas of Life, Intelligence, and Freedom. This is just a catalog, a way to organize a much larger discussion that will be ongoing here, and so I won't explore any of them in depth here. But these are the areas to watch, both to keep up with the cutting edge of human advancement and to be alert to emerging business and investment opportunities.

There are a few areas of technology that are so broad, or so fundamental to other areas, that I can't fit them into any of the other three categories. So they'll just be here in the Technology category, but they have application to all four aspects of Human Advancement.