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Source text in English

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.

[ … ]

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 #25760 — Discuss 1
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Entry4.254.19 (16 ratings)4.31 (16 ratings)
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Era de Ouro
Good term selection
Aline Amorim
+1
cheias de expectativas
Flows well
Gostei bas​tante.
BV1
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baía de São Francisco
Good term selection
Vitor de Araújo
que a região está estagnada, sofrendo com uma diminuição na sua taxa de inovação. Peter Thiel, um dos fundadores do PayPal e o primeiro investidor
Flows well
Aline Amorim
+4
1
em algum lugar entre a decadência e a extinção
Flows well
Olavo Nogueira
+1
"uma eterna promessa"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26092 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.234.22 (18 ratings)4.24 (17 ratings)
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+2
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Os dias de fartura estão de volta no Vale do Silício
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
ostentam novamente placas de promissoras empresas recém-criadas
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
-1
se desenvolveram em sua esteira
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+6
"em algum ponto entre o estado terminal e o óbito"
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+1
Alguém pessimista quanto à inovação poderia desmerecer essas inovações
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
"promessas para o Dia de São Nunca
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
disparado
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26537 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.074.14 (14 ratings)4.00 (14 ratings)
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+3
Sinais claros de fortunas sendo conquistadas estão por todos os lados
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
baía de São Francisco
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
visionários
Good term selection
A solução ​foi bem bo​a, mas não​ teria pro​blema tamb​ém em mant​er a ideia​ do origin​al de "mag​os", uma v​ez que ess​es equipam​entos pare​cem algo "​mágico" ao​s olhos do​s usuários​.
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
pesquisas instantâneas em acervos imensos
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
ventos estão soprando a favor
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
está entre a vida e a morte
Good term selection
Gostei!
Juliana Vermelho Martins
fraco
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
tecno-pessimista
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Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
"falsas promessas"
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Juliana Vermelho Martins
flutuações
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Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26983 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.004.00 (12 ratings)4.00 (12 ratings)
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+1
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tem ido de mal a pior.
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
"falsas promessas"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26587 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.873.80 (15 ratings)3.93 (15 ratings)
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+1
2
Os tempos de prosperidade estão de volta ao Vale do Silício
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
está em curso
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
em algum lugar entre a vanguarda e o conservadorismo”
Flows well
Aline Amorim
uma ilusão falaciosa
Flows well
Aline Amorim
+1
subitamente, houve um pico de crescimento.
Good term selection
Marlon Kray Santos
Entry #26072 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.753.83 (12 ratings)3.67 (12 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
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cresceram em seu rastro
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
1
segue firme e forte
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #25787 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.723.73 (11 ratings)3.70 (10 ratings)
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  • 3 users entered 6 "like" tags
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+1
há quem esteja acumulando fortunas
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+1
em grandes bases de dados
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
está à toda
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+1
Alguém com uma visão pessimista sobre inovação
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
promessa não cumprida
Flows well
Aline Amorim
fluir e evoluir
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26530 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.663.60 (15 ratings)3.71 (14 ratings)
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  • 3 users entered 4 "like" tags
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engatou a marcha
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+2
caminha a passos de tartaruga
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
porém crescente grupo de economistas considera que o impacto econômico das inovações de hoje nem chegam perto do que já aconteceu no passado.
Flows well
Daniela Cestarollo
+1
promessas que nunca se cumprirão
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26647 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.593.50 (12 ratings)3.67 (12 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
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+5
1
A época das vacas gordas
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+1
sugere que nada detém o progresso
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
gama complexa
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
Entry #25772 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.553.42 (12 ratings)3.67 (12 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
  • 7 users agreed with "likes" (11 total agrees)
+3
A prosperidade está de volta ao Vale do Silício
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+3
Baía de São Francisco
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+5
1
em algum nível entre seriamente ameaçada e morta
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
Entry #25864 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.543.43 (14 ratings)3.64 (14 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
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-2
+3
Os bons ventos do crescimento
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
+1
"meio que por um fio, ou morta"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+3
1
tratar isso como "promessas para o dia de São Nunca"
Good term selection
Boa soluçã​o
Juliana Vermelho Martins
-1
+1
a era da eletrificação
Good term selection
Vitor de Araújo
Entry #26798 — Discuss 0
Renata Franco (X)
Renata Franco (X)
Brazil
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Entry3.503.45 (11 ratings)3.55 (11 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
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+3
"indo de mal a pior"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26456 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.503.38 (13 ratings)3.62 (13 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
"quem sabe um dia
Flows well
Aline Amorim
Entry #26461 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.423.42 (12 ratings)3.42 (12 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
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está a pleno vapor.
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
“em algum lugar entre o desespero e a morte”
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
Entry #26465 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.253.30 (10 ratings)3.20 (10 ratings)
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tempos movimentados
Good term selection
Aline Amorim
em algum lugar entre momentos difíceis e derradeiros”
Good term selection
Aline Amorim
doce amanhã
Flows well
Aline Amorim
Entry #26771 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.223.25 (12 ratings)3.18 (11 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
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a demanda por casas de veraneio sofisticadas
Flows well
Daniela Cestarollo
+1
"indo de mal a pior"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #25904 — Discuss 0
BrazBiz
BrazBiz
Brazil
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Entry3.183.27 (11 ratings)3.09 (11 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
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+2
estão em ascensão
Flows well
Vitor de Araújo
Entry #26177 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.722.73 (11 ratings)2.70 (10 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
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A impressão 3-D é capaz de produzir quase do nada uma grande variedade de objetos complexos
Flows well
Aline Amorim
Entry #26782 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.562.69 (13 ratings)2.43 (14 ratings)
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Entry #25927 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.542.50 (12 ratings)2.58 (12 ratings)
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em algum lugar entre os estreitos e os mortos"
Flows well
Aline Amorim
Entry #25967 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.472.36 (11 ratings)2.58 (12 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
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berço
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
esteja só começando
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
+1
"promessas para o dia de São Nunca"
Good term selection
Juliana Vermelho Martins
Entry #26194 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.352.46 (13 ratings)2.23 (13 ratings)
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
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Entry #25781 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.232.20 (10 ratings)2.25 (8 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
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+2
Os bons tempos voltaram ao Vale do Silício
Flows well
Juliana Vermelho Martins
promessa vazia
Flows well
Aline Amorim
Entry #26200 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.002.00 (13 ratings)2.00 (13 ratings)
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