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21st translation contest: "The tides of tech" » English to Slovak

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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 #25786 — Variant: Standard - Slovakia
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Silicon Valley znovu prežíva obdobie rozmachu
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Trojrozmerná tlač je schopná produkovať čoraz zložitejšiu paletu predmetov a čoskoro sa môže presunúť do oblasti ľudských tkanív a iných organických materiálov
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Entry #26992 — Variant: Standard - Slovakia
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zdobia logá nádejných startupov
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Peter Thiel, zakladateľ spoločnosti PayPal a prvý externý investor do spoločnosti Facebook, tvrdí, že inovácia v Amerike sa nachádza „niekde medzi stavom núdze a smrťou“.
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že ekonomický vplyv dnešných inovácií sa môže v porovnaní s tými minulými zdať zanedbateľný
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Entry #26189 — Variant: Standard - Slovakia
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kolískou priemyslu
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Oživenie obchodných aktivít, ktoré začalo v roku 2010 naznačuje, že vývoj naberá na obrátkach.
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Tí, ktorí sú voči inováciám skeptickí, by mohli namietať, že
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Entry #26491 — Variant: Standard - Slovakia
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Éra rozmachu sa vracia do Silicon Valley. Kancelárske parky pozdĺž Highway 101 nanovo zdobia insígnie mladých nádejných firiem
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nájom sa šplhá do astronomických výšin
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Silicon Valley po čase znova prekvitá
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dávajú tomuto svetu nádych futurizmu
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„niekde medzi agóniou a smrťou“.
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