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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 #26929 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Central / Standard
Nucleara
Nucleara
Thailand
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Entry4.114.33 (9 ratings)3.89 (9 ratings)
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สถานที่แห่งนี้ซบเซา
Flows well
Yanisa Jakklom
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นวัตกรรมทุกวันนี้ไม่ได้ส่งผลกระทบต่อเศรษฐกิจ
Flows well
Tacha Chitrattana-a-nan
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ปัจจุบันนวัตกรรมในอุตสาหกรรมทั้งหลายเริ่มถูกขับเคลื่อนด้วยกระบวนการผลิตที่ถูกลง
Flows well
Yanisa Jakklom
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อยู่ไม่ก็ไป
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Yanisa Jakklom
Entry #26108 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
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Entry3.894.00 (9 ratings)3.78 (9 ratings)
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อยู่ระหว่างสถานการณ์วิกฤติและภาวะชะงักงัน
Flows well
Tacha Chitrattana-a-nan
ไม่สดใส
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Tacha Chitrattana-a-nan
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เลือนหายหรือล้นทะลักจนเกินไป
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Tacha Chitrattana-a-nan
Entry #26026 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Central / Standard
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Entry3.724.00 (6 ratings)3.43 (7 ratings)
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เมื่อออฟฟิศตามแนวทางหลวงสหรัฐหมายเลข 101 คับคั่งไปด้วยบริษัทสตาร์ทอัพไฟแรง
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Nucleara
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ได้ไม่น่าตื่นตาเท่าเดิม
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Tacha Chitrattana-a-nan
แนวคิดว่าการเติบโตที่มาจากเทคโนโลยีจะต้องคงที่หรือลดลงอย่างต่อเนื่อง แทนการเติบโตแบบขึ้นๆ ลงๆ
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Nucleara
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Entry3.593.67 (9 ratings)3.50 (8 ratings)
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ถูกแต่งแต้ม
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Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
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บ้านพักสุดล้ำ
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Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
การฟื้นคืนชีพของธุรกิจในซิลิคอนวัลเลย์ทำให้เห็นว่า เรากำลังเดินหน้าสู่ความก้าวหน้า
Flows well
Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
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วิศวกรแขนงต่าง ๆ ก็รู้สึกผิดหวังเช่นเดียวกัน
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Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
ทั้งหมดทั้งมวลนี้
Flows well
Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
นวัตกรรมคือการผัดวันประกันพรุ่ง
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Yanisa Jakklom
การเติบโตด้านผลิตภาพในยุคของการผลิตด้วยพลังงานไฟฟ้าก็ไม่ได้ราบรื่น โดยการเติบโตในช่วงดังกล่าวระหว่างปลายศตวรรษที่ 19 ถึงต้นศตวรรษที่ 20 ก็เป็นไปอย่างเชื่องช้า แต่จากนั้นก็เติบโตขึ้น
Flows well
Duangkamol Kornthanakasem
Entry #26605 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Central / Standard
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ระบบเสิร์ชเอนจิ้นที่สามารถค้นหาทุกสิ่งได้แค่เพียงนิ้วคลิก
Flows well
Yanisa Jakklom
ระบบควบคุมโดรนระยะไกลแม้จะอยู่ห่างกันนับพันไมล์
Flows well
Yanisa Jakklom
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นักเศรษฐศาสตร์ก็เริ่มพูดกัน
Flows well
Yanisa Jakklom
Entry #26746 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
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Entry3.002.83 (6 ratings)3.17 (6 ratings)
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Entry2.903.00 (6 ratings)2.80 (5 ratings)
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ดาวประดับ
Good term selection
Yanisa Jakklom
แสวงโชคลาภ
Good term selection
Yanisa Jakklom
Entry #26008 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Central / Standard
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Entry2.542.67 (6 ratings)2.40 (5 ratings)
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จืดจาง
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Yanisa Jakklom
Entry #26237 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Not specified
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Entry2.532.80 (5 ratings)2.25 (4 ratings)
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Aroonee
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Entry2.422.43 (7 ratings)2.40 (5 ratings)
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Entry #26173 — Discuss 0 — Variant: Central / Standard
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Entry2.002.00 (4 ratings)2.00 (3 ratings)
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alexss001
alexss001
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