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Boom times are back in Silicon Valley. Office parks along Highway 101 are once again adorned with the insignia of hopeful start-ups. Rents are soaring, as is the demand for fancy vacation homes in resort towns like Lake Tahoe, a sign of fortunes being amassed. The Bay Area was the birthplace of the semiconductor industry and the computer and internet companies that have grown up in its wake. Its wizards provided many of the marvels that make the world feel futuristic, from touch-screen phones to the instantaneous searching of great libraries to the power to pilot a drone thousands of miles away. The revival in its business activity since 2010 suggests progress is motoring on.

So it may come as a surprise that some in Silicon Valley think the place is stagnant, and that the rate of innovation has been slackening for decades. Peter Thiel, a founder of PayPal, and the first outside investor in Facebook, says that innovation in America is “somewhere between dire straits and dead”. Engineers in all sorts of areas share similar feelings of disappointment. And a small but growing group of economists reckon the economic impact of the innovations of today may pale in comparison with those of the past.

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Across the board, innovations fueled by cheap processing power are taking off. Computers are beginning to understand natural language. People are controlling video games through body movement alone—a technology that may soon find application in much of the business world. Three-dimensional printing is capable of churning out an increasingly complex array of objects, and may soon move on to human tissues and other organic material.

An innovation pessimist could dismiss this as “jam tomorrow”. But the idea that technology-led growth must either continue unabated or steadily decline, rather than ebbing and flowing, is at odds with history. Chad Syverson of the University of Chicago points out that productivity growth during the age of electrification was lumpy. Growth was slow during a period of important electrical innovations in the late 19th and early 20th centuries; then it surged.

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Entry #25846 — Variant: Not specified
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Räniorus on jälle tõusuaeg. Kiirtee 101 ääres asuvad tehnopargid on taas kord ehitud lootusrikaste idufirmade sümboolikaga.
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Netiettevõtete võlurid pakkusid hulga futuristlikke imesid puutetundlike ekraanidega telefonidest kuni välkkiire teoseotsinguni suurtest raamatukogudest või drooni juhtimiseni
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kusagil plindri ja surma vahel
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Funny! Or ​too funny?
Hoovõturajale jõuavad üldiselt just need uuendused, mille rakendamine on odav.
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on võimelised kiirelt ja suurel hulgal keerukaid objekte valmistama ning võivad peagi hakata tegelema ka inimkudede ning muu orgaanilise materjali tootmisega
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selmet tõusta ja mõõnata
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käis üle kivide ja kändude
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Entry #25754 — Variant: Not specified
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Räniorg õitseb taas.
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San Francisco lahe piirkond on pooljuhitööstuse ning selle kannul kasvanud arvuti- ja internetiettevõtete sünnipaik.
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Sealsete teerajajate töö on meile andnud palju imeasju, mis maailmale futuristliku meki annavad, alates puutetundlike ekraanidega telefonidest
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kilomeetrite
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Piirkonna 2010. aastast elavnenud äritegevus viitab sellele, et areng jätkub.
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innovatsioon Ameerikas „vaagub elu ja surma vahel
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Sarnast pettumustunnet jagavad kõiksuguste valdkondade insenerid.
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kahvatuda
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Arvutid on hakanud mõistma loomulikku keelekasutust.
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Kolmemõõtmelise printimisega on võimalik toota järjest keerukamaid esemeid ning järgmine samm selles arengus on ehk seotud inimkudede ja muu orgaanilise materjaliga.
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Innovatsioonipessimist võib selle kõige tembeldada tühjadeks lubadusteks.
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selmet areneda tõusude ja mõõnadega
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Entry #26284 — Variant: Not specified
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Äritegevuse toibumine
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Odava andmetöötlusvõimsuse jõul tehtud uuendused
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Entry #26321 — Variant: Not specified
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Entry #26228 — Variant: Not specified
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kilomeetrite
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Piirkonna äritegevuse taaselustumine
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Arvutid hakkavad vaikselt aru saama loomulikust keelest.
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minna üle
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Imedemaa Alice’i „homseks moosiks
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Good backg​round know​ledge!


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