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

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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.

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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 (15 total; 7 finalists) Expand all entries

Entry #25805 — Variant: Not specified
Finalist
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  • 1 user entered 1 "like" tag
Сиверсон
Entry #26411 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 5 users entered 8 "like" tags
  • 3 users agreed with "likes" (3 total agrees)
  • 2 users disagreed with "likes" (5 total disagrees)
Doba procvata
Flows well
-1
otmenim
Good term selection
znak da je finansijsko stanje ljudi sve bolje
Flows well
-2
oseća
Flows well
-1
+1
„štancuje“
Good term selection
+1
Čed Siverson
+1
neujednačen
Good term selection
-1
iz oblasti električne energije
Good term selection
Entry #26158 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
Vreme procvata
Flows well
Čed Siverson
Entry #27071 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 1 user entered 3 "like" tags
  • 2 users agreed with "likes" (2 total agrees)
  • 4 users disagreed with "likes" (10 total disagrees)
-4
+1
Силицијумска долина поново расте.
Flows well
-3
+1
пуних наде
Good term selection
-3
– и та технологија
Flows well
Entry #26360 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 2 users entered 2 "like" tags
  • 1 user agreed with "likes" (1 total agree)
+1
Doba procvata
Flows well
Siverson
Entry #26611 — Variant: Not specified
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  • 2 users entered 14 "like" tags
  • 7 users agreed with "likes" (30 total agrees)
  • 1 user disagreed with "likes" (1 total disagree)
+4
Silicijumska dolina
Good term selection
+2
1
Silicijumska dolina ponovo cveta
Flows well
+3
vrtoglavo rastu
Flows well
+2
znak sticanja bogatstva
Flows well
+4
iznedrila je
Good term selection
+1
napredak odvija velikom brzinom
Flows well
+1
Na globalnom nivou
Good term selection
+3
u punom su zamahu
Flows well
+2
masovno proizvodi
Good term selection
+2
Pesimisti po pitanju inovacija
Flows well
+3
prazno obećanje
Good term selection
+1
umesto da se odvija u smenjivanju perioda opadanja i procvata
Flows well
+1
Siverson
-1
+1
u oblasti elektroindustrije
Good term selection
Entry #25844 — Variant: Not specified
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