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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 #25760 — Discuss 1
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Entry4.254.19 (16 ratings)4.31 (16 ratings)
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Era de Ouro
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cheias de expectativas
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Gostei bas​tante.
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baía de São Francisco
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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
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em algum lugar entre a decadência e a extinção
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"uma eterna promessa"
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Entry #26092 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.234.22 (18 ratings)4.24 (17 ratings)
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  • 2 users entered 7 "like" tags
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Os dias de fartura estão de volta no Vale do Silício
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ostentam novamente placas de promissoras empresas recém-criadas
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se desenvolveram em sua esteira
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"em algum ponto entre o estado terminal e o óbito"
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Alguém pessimista quanto à inovação poderia desmerecer essas inovações
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"promessas para o Dia de São Nunca
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disparado
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Entry #26537 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.074.14 (14 ratings)4.00 (14 ratings)
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Sinais claros de fortunas sendo conquistadas estão por todos os lados
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baía de São Francisco
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visionários
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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​.
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pesquisas instantâneas em acervos imensos
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ventos estão soprando a favor
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está entre a vida e a morte
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Gostei!
fraco
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tecno-pessimista
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"falsas promessas"
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flutuações
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Entry #26983 — Discuss 0
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Entry4.004.00 (12 ratings)4.00 (12 ratings)
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gênios
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tem ido de mal a pior.
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tímido
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"falsas promessas"
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Entry #26587 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.873.80 (15 ratings)3.93 (15 ratings)
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  • 3 users entered 5 "like" tags
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Os tempos de prosperidade estão de volta ao Vale do Silício
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está em curso
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em algum lugar entre a vanguarda e o conservadorismo”
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uma ilusão falaciosa
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subitamente, houve um pico de crescimento.
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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
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segue firme e forte
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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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há quem esteja acumulando fortunas
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em grandes bases de dados
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está à toda
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Alguém com uma visão pessimista sobre inovação
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promessa não cumprida
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fluir e evoluir
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Entry #26530 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.663.60 (15 ratings)3.71 (14 ratings)
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engatou a marcha
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caminha a passos de tartaruga
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porém crescente grupo de economistas considera que o impacto econômico das inovações de hoje nem chegam perto do que já aconteceu no passado.
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promessas que nunca se cumprirão
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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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A época das vacas gordas
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sugere que nada detém o progresso
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gama complexa
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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
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+3
A prosperidade está de volta ao Vale do Silício
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Baía de São Francisco
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em algum nível entre seriamente ameaçada e morta
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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
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Os bons ventos do crescimento
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"meio que por um fio, ou morta"
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+3
1
tratar isso como "promessas para o dia de São Nunca"
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Boa soluçã​o
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a era da eletrificação
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Entry #26798 — Discuss 0
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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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"indo de mal a pior"
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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
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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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berço
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está a pleno vapor.
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“em algum lugar entre o desespero e a morte”
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Entry #26465 — Discuss 0
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Entry3.253.30 (10 ratings)3.20 (10 ratings)
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tempos movimentados
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em algum lugar entre momentos difíceis e derradeiros”
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doce amanhã
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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
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"indo de mal a pior"
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Entry #25904 — Discuss 0
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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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estão em ascensão
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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
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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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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
em algum lugar entre os estreitos e os mortos"
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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
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esteja só começando
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"promessas para o dia de São Nunca"
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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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a todo vapor.
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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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Os bons tempos voltaram ao Vale do Silício
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promessa vazia
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Entry #26200 — Discuss 0
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Entry2.002.00 (13 ratings)2.00 (13 ratings)
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