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Singularity: Interview with Ray Kurzweil (10 Jan 2006)
The second observation is that information technology is not just computerized devices like MP3 and cell phones, but is something that is deeply influencing every aspect of our lives, including our biology, our knowledge of intelligence, worldwide communications, and so on. People say, well, exponential progressions can't go on forever: like rabbits in Australia they eat up the foliage and then the exponential growth stops. But what we see actually in these information technologies is that the exponential growth associated with a specific paradigm (like, for example, shrinking transistors on an integrated circuit, which underlies Moore's Law) may come to an end, but that doesn't stop the ongoing exponential progression of information technology -- it just yields to another paradigm.
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