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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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Entries (20 total; 7 finalists) Expand all entries

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Entry #27044 — Variant: Standard-Russia
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  • 1 user entered 2 "like" tags
колыбель компьютерных и интернет-компаний, выросших на волне развития новой индустрии
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Множество удивительных технологий, когда-то казавшихся нам фантастическими
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Entry #26504 — Variant: Standard-Russia
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  • 2 users entered 4 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
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Налицо явные признаки финансового благополучия
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де-то между бедствием и крахом
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Говоря об экономическом эффекте инноваций, пессимист мог бы махнуть рукой, мол, обещанного три года ждут
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обещанного три года ждут
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Entry #27029 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 5 users entered 19 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (13 total agrees)
  • 3 users disagreed with "likes" (4 total disagrees)
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переживает новый бум активности
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снова украшены символикой
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спрос на фешенебельные виллы
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на озере Тахо
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Местные гении
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многие из тех чудесных инноваций,
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заставляют нас чувствовать, что будущее уже наступило
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набирает обороты
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1
. Они считают,
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хорошо был​о разбить ​на 2 предл​ожения
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темпы инноваций
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на грани жизни и смерти
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экономический эффект
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ничтожным
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дешевой вычислительной мощностью
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Трехмерная печать позволяет создавать все более сложные объекты, и вполне вероятно, что скоро среди них будут ткани человека и другой органический материал
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Пессимисты в отношении инноваций
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напрасными ожиданиями
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Однако история не подтверждает мнение
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рост производительности в эпоху электрификации был неравномерным
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Entry #26995 — Variant: Not specified
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перспективных
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где-то между бедственным и мертвым"
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Entry #26740 — Variant: Standard-Russia
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  • 2 users entered 3 "like" tags
устремилась в облака
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дышит на ладан
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отмахнется от таких прогнозов
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Entry #26942 — Variant: Not specified
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нечто среднее между тяжелым кризисом и смертью
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лишь бледной тенью
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пустыми обещаниями
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Однако мысль о том, что технологически обусловленное развитие — это неуклонное движение либо вверх, либо вниз, а не череда подъемов и спадов, не находит исторического подтверждения.
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Entry #25778 — Variant: Standard-Russia
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  • 4 users entered 21 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 4 users disagreed with "likes" (5 total disagrees)
времена расцвета
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1
Зона Залива
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В принципе​, так тоже​ можно
а вслед за ней
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от которых мир стал выглядеть футуристическим
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дроны
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С этим все​ в порядке​. Не обяза​тельно пер​еводить до​словно.
набирает обороты
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мнение о Кремниевой долине, как мнение о
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царит застой
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-1
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буксуют на месте
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-1
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И это несмотря на то, что
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возникло похожее чувство
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былыми временами
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С другой стороны
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телодвижений
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-1
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изваять
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Пессимист от инноваций
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посулы
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рогресс на основе технологий идет либо по нарастающей, либо постепенно затухает
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по
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расходится с исторической правдой
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шел скачками
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