Category Archives: Futuring

The future of growth

Or, “among the many reasons I love Paul Krugman.” Krugman reviews a Robert J Gordon book, “The rise and fall of American growth.” I’ve just put this book on my library queue, so bear in mind I haven’t yet read … Continue reading

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The Fermi paradox… isn’t.

There is a common topic among people who like to think about the future and space travel: the Fermi paradox. Simply put, if you take even tiny-seeming growth rates for any civilization in the galaxy, it should be everywhere in … Continue reading

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Why nanobots, and not just organisms?

This fun post prompted by John Regehr’s question: “Do Small-RAM Devices Have a Future?” where he proposes several possible scenarios. One in particular is fun to think about: Small-RAM devices continue to exist into the indefinite future; they just keep … Continue reading

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